Maghull Labour Action Team calls for action over disused garages

Bill Esterson and Lynn Gatherer

 

Maghull Labour Action Team has called on Sefton Council to clear problem garages which are attracting antisocial behaviour.

Residents say abandoned garages between Dennett Close and Boyer Avenue have become a magnet for antisocial behaviour and x-rated graffiti.

They also say that the dilapidated structures are plagued with rats and vermin.

After contacting One Vision and Sefton Council to find out who was responsible for the garages, Sudell Labour Councillor Patrick McKinley has called for them to be demolished.

Patrick said: "It has been a long time since these garages were used. They have clearly been left to fall into an irreversible state of disrepair.

"The Labour Action Team contacted both One Vision and Sefton Council to find out who owned the garages and who was responsible.

"It turns out Sefton Council is responsible and we have asked them to visit the site and take action.

"The residents along both Boyer Avenue and Dennett Close say the garages are not wanted as they are becoming a magnet for antisocial behaviour.

"They also report seeing rats running around the area."

After being contacted by the Labour Action Team, Sefton Council said they were assigning the issue to a surveyor.

Cllr McKinley said: "The community here clearly want something doing with the garages. they have become a serious grotspot.

"We need to now engage in a full consultation with the residents in this area to see just what they want doing with the land and ensure that all the requests are considered by Sefton Council.

"I have had assurances from Sefton Council that they will listen to the concerns and take action once the area was fully assessed by their surveyor.

"This is good news for residents throughout this area."