Labour MP Bill Esterson writes to Tesco Chief Executive to help

Sefton Central Labour MP Bill Esterson with Molyneux Ward Labour Councillor Tony Carr and Aintree Village Parish Councillors, Chairman Terry Baldwin and Peter Gill.

Sefton Central Labour MP Bill Esterson has written to the Chief Executive of Tesco to bring an end to the supermarket giant's lorries travelling up and down the Village when they make their deliveries.


Bill has written directly to Philip Clarke to call on him to look into finding a way of stopping the lorries travelling all the way up Aintree Lane, through Bull Bridge Lane and back down Altway each time they make a delivery to the Altway store.


Residents complain that not only are the lorries disruptive, but they are also causing vibration damage to properties up and down the roads as they travel over the speed bumps.


Bill said: "I have been informed that the route taken by Tesco delivery trucks when entering and leaving the delivery point at the Tesco store on Molyneux Way in Aintree, is causing concern amongst residents in the nearby community.


"I am told that, in order to avoid reversing out of the delivery area, delivery trucks currently drive the length of Altway and Aintree Lane. These are densely populated residential areas in which residents already contend with heavy traffic, and the presence of these delivery trucks is adding to the problem.


"I am told that there could be a potential solution by removing the adjoining wall outside the store which would create considerably more room for drivers to comfortably manoeuvre the trucks without having to take a lengthy detour through the Village."


Molyneux Ward Labour Councillor Tony Carr has been working on this issue with Aintree Village Parish Council and Tesco.


Cllr Carr said: "We all want to see this issue resolved. The residents want to see an end to the lorries travelling up and down their community and Tesco would prefer not to have to travel the extra distance through the Village to make deliveries.


"Preliminary investigations by Tesco have shown that it may be more difficult than originally imagined to find a solution.


"A test run of a delivery manoeuvring in and out of the car park resulted in a truck suffering damage and a wall being hit. But I hope a solution can be found to suit all.


"There is definitely a will there from all parties, but it will be a task to get this resolved."


Aintree Village Parish Council Chairman Cllr Terry Baldwin said a lot of work had been done to find a solution.


Cllr Baldwin said: "All of the Parish Councillors here in Aintree have been working on this issue alongside Cllr Carr.


"Residents along Altway and Aintree Lane can hear and even feel the vibrations from the trucks as they pass over the speed bumps at least twice a day.


"It is annoying and we want to find a solution to this once and for all."