Formby Labour Councillor clears the way for walkers as walkway i

Nina Killen and son Daniel

Formby Labour Action Team has cleared the way for walkers in Formby.

Residents complained to the Labour Action Team that a pathway that runs behind Ash Grove, Cedar Drive and Sycamore Grove had become so overgrown with brambles, that it was impossible to pass by - at least without suffering scratches.

Labour's Cllr Nina Killen immediately raised the issue with Sefton Council.

Cllr Killen said: "Residents raised their concerns about the overgrowth on the pathway which they said had become all but impassable because of the brambles.

"It is a popular pathway, particularly with dog walkers.

"It also backs on to the back gardens of a number of houses. A number of residents there had said the brambles hadn't been cut back for a couple of years."

Cllr Killen contacted Sefton Council who immediately had the overgrowth cut right back.

Cllr Killen said: "The council's contractors did come every so often to cut the brambles back a little, but this wasn't enough so I pushed them to cut the branches out of the ground altogether. Eventually they sent some workmen to do the job properly and it is now much easier for walkers to pass and for residents to get from their back gardens onto Cambridge field.

"The residents I have spoken to feared that the pathway had fallen off the schedule, but I will continue to monitor the area.

"Residents are delighted that the work has been done. The whole site looks a lot better. And people will now be able to walk along the pathway without having to contend with sharp brambles."


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