Labour candidate calls for Maghull police to tackle antisocial b

Marion Atkinson

 

Maghull Labour Action Team has contacted local neighbourhood police to call for increased patrols around Dover Road.

Residents have contacted the team to complain about anti-social behaviour near to the back of the shops.

One disabled resident who is too afraid to be identified said the situation is so bad, she is too afraid to leave the house.

Labour Action Team leader Marion Atkinson said it was outrageous that people are living in fear in their own homes.

Marion said: "The problem has clearly gotten very bad if we have a resident who is too afraid to leave the house because of fear of anti-social behaviour there is a serious issue.

"We have put in the request to clear the overgrown bushes and shrubbery, but that is only a temporary fix.

"I'm asking for the police to ensure that they are recognising that this area is obviously a place where people congregate, but they need to make sure that any congregation of people of whatever age doesn't turn into anti-social behaviour."

Marion said she was concerned the problem of antisocial behaviour will escalate if it isn't swiftly addressed.

Marion said: "The Liberal Democrat and Conservative cuts which we are seeing in both in Sefton and by the government will have a direct impact on antisocial behaviour.

"Youth centres closing down will see more youngsters out on the streets who themselves will be a target for antisocial behaviour. And this isn't helped by the huge cuts to police number which will see a reduction in the number of police officers out on our streets.

"I don't want us here in Maghull, Aintree and Melling get to a situation where antisocial behaviour has gotten out of hand. I'm confident our neighbourhood police will take action as and when they are alerted to any problems."