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Lost Castles project finalised for top community award

Sefton’s incredible Lost Castle project which saw Miller’s Castle rise above the Bootle skyline once more has now been nominated for a leading regional community accolade.

 The Lost Castles project, part of a collaborative effort between all local authorities in the Liverpool City Region and the Arts Council, saw hundreds of volunteers rebuild Miller’s Castle in North Park using only cardboard and sticky tape. 

 The end result saw a stunning cardboard castle take pride of place in the park before it was knocked down and recycled following a special family fun day for the community. 

 Now the Lost Castles Project has been finalised for the Liverpool Echo Awards ‘Community Event of the Year.’

 Cllr Trish Hardy, Sefton Council’s Cabinet Member for Communities and Housing, said: “We are absolutely delighted to have been finalised for this award and it emphasises just how good a job our volunteers, staff and communities did in building this massive structure.

 “Hundreds of people came to help recreate Miller’s Castle, using tons of cardboard, countless rolls of sticky tape and one or two plasters for paper cuts! 

“It is a testament to the hard work and dedication of all those involved in the Lost Castles project that it has been shortlisted and we look forward to the finals.”

The winner of the award will be chosen by a panel of judges and announced at the awards ceremony on Friday September 14 at the Titanic Hotel, Liverpool.