YOUNGSTERS in Maghull have been transforming litter bins along Stafford Moreton Way.
Frank Sharp from the Friends of Maghull and District, said: "During our recently successfully completed Stafford Morton Way Wildflower Crowdfunding Project, we spotted the dejected bins in December and explored how they could be artistically improved in theme with the project.
“Two litter bins from outside the Halifax Bank in Maghull, which were looking tired with rust, peeling paint and graffiti, have been transformed with wildflower art with the creative skills and generosity of staff and pupils at Maricourt and Maghull High Schools.
“John Sayers, local ward councillor and deputy Maghull Town Council leader was able to put us in touch with Gary Berwick, Head of Sefton Council’s Recycling Services. Gary was really surprised with this first time request but kindly agreed and removed and transported them. I gave the bins a hygienic soapy power wash and took them to the art departments at Maricourt and Maghull High Schools.
“Mrs MacKinnon, Head of Art at Maricourt High School and Mrs Eborall, Head of Art at Maghull High and the schoolchildren have been gradually transforming the bins into works of art for our community.
“Despite Sefton Council’s Recycling Services workload they kindly agreed to collect and reinstated the bins last week, which as you can imagine we were all excited about, particularly on behalf of all the children and teachers. We are really indebted to the schools - not only for their creative time but for the material costs that they have generously agreed to.
“The smaller flowered art bin on Stafford Moreton Way was undertaken by Maricourt High School, whilst the large flowered art bin was created by Maghull High School. I really do think it will make a fantastic difference but more importantly how ightly proud will the children be.