Crosby Labour councillors get bollards installed after complaint

Manor Ward Labour Councillor Steve McGinnity and Diane Roberts at the spot where the new bollards are going to be installed on Rothwells Lane.

 

Labour councillors in Crosby have successfully campaigned to get bollards installed on a residential pavement after locals complained of cars driving on the curb.

Manor Ward Labour Councillors Diane Roberts and Steve McGinnity were contacted by residents on Rothwells Lane who complained that cars were being driven on the pavement and being parked outside their homes blocking driveways.

After making numerous site-visits, Cllrs Roberts and McGinnity saw for themselves the traffic problem.

Cllr Roberts said: "Residents were very concerned that cars were driving on the pavement near to their houses and being parked up, in many cases blocking driveways and causing an obstruction.

"On a number of occasions we saw as many as half-a-dozen cars parked up on the pavement. And this is a regular occurrence.

"Residents clearly wanted something doing to stop this and to make these motorists aware that what they were doing wasn't just causing a nuisance but also potentially dangerous."

The two Labour councillors have now arranged for posts to be installed on the pavement blocking cars from being able to travel along the pedestrian pathway.

Cllr McGinnity said: "The residents who contacted us were very anxious about the cars. Driving on the pavement is obviously very dangerous. Some said that it was only a matter of time before a child went under the wheels of one of the cars.

"Now I have no doubt whatsoever that this would be the last thing on the motorists' mind, but there is a very real danger.

"What these bollards will do is stop cars from driving along the wider part of the pavement on Rothwells Lane and restrict the danger.

"We are delighted we were able to get action taken to resolve this issue before anyone was seriously hurt or even killed.

"We would like to thank Sefton Council for working with us on this issue and I'd like to reassure residents that we will continue to monitor this situation."