Crosby Labour Councillors investigate complaints of speeding mot

Veronica Bennett, Mick Roche and Les Byrom

Crosby Labour Councillors are investigating residents' complaints about speeding in the town.

Victoria Ward Labour Councillors Mick Roche and Les Byrom, together with Blundellsands Ward Labour Councillor Veronica Bennett, have written to people who live in and around Mersey Road.

Residents have contacted the Crosby Labour Action Team with concerns about speeding traffic along the stretch of Mersey Road which runs over the bridge heading in the direction of the Village.

The road borders both wards.

Cllr Bennett said: "Residents on Mersey Road have told us that they are concerned about  traffic speed as vehicles come over the bridge heading towards the roundabout at the junction with Coronation Road and College Road.

"It is an issue which has been raised with councillors on both side of the road, in Blundellsands Ward and Victoria Ward, and we are working together to resolve the issue.

"By writing to the residents around that stretch of Mersey Road, we want people in the local community to let us know their experiences.

"I live very close to this spot myself and know only too well that vehicles can drive at speed."

Cllr Roche said the Crosby Labour Action Team was contacting the police directly to investigate.

Cllr Roche said: "We have asked the local police to monitor traffic speeds on this stretch of road, to see if drivers are breaking the speed limit.

"Once the police have conducted their investigations, we can then look into what action is required."

Cllr Byrom is urging motorists to cut their speed.

Cllr Byrom said: "Motorists need to take their foot off the accelerator.

"Now that the schools have broken up, there will be more children out and about. Drivers need to cut their speed rather than risk knocking a child over.

"Better arriving a couple of minutes later than killing a child."

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