Maghull Councillors work with residents and One Vision Housing t

Kennessee Close residents Derek Owens, Carole Murphy, Paul Burgin and Myra Campbell, with Maghull Labour Councillors Lynn Gatherer and Patrick McKinley have been working on resolving residents’ concerns in quiet close.

 

Maghull Labour Action Team has been working with residents in a quiet Maghull close who have been seeing red over their churned up green.

Residents of Kennessee Close turned to Maghull Labour Councillors Lynn Gatherer and Patrick McKinley for help after the green near to their homes was churned up by vehicles turning in the tight road.

The two councillors organised a meeting with the residents and One Vision Housing to find a solution to the problem.

Cllr Gatherer said: "Residents from Kennessee Close contacted us because they were concerned that the green in the close was becoming a messy eyesore.

"Vehicles were mounting the grass and churning it up, leaving the green in a muddy state.

"The problem is exacerbated by cars being parked in the close by commuters who are leaving their vehicles all day when they travel in to Liverpool on the train.

"So we organised a meeting between the residents and One Vision Housing who maintain the green, which we held at Maghull Town Hall, to find a solution."

Cllr McKinley said the meeting was productive.

Kennessee Close residents Derek Owens, Carole Murphy, Paul Burgin and Myra Campbell, with Maghull Labour Councillors Lynn Gatherer and Patrick McKinley have been working on resolving residents’ concerns in quiet close.
Cllr McKinley said: "We brought the residents and One Vision Housing together to look at all of the concerns raised.

"One Vision Housing agreed to level and replant the green where it had been damaged. They also agreed to look into extending the turning area in the close and move the no parking signs closer to the entrance of the close in order to discourage commuters from leaving  their cars there all day.
"Residents seemed quite happy with the potential solutions.

"Cllr Gatherer and I will continue to monitor the close and speak to the residents to ensure that their concerns are addressed.

"We would like to thank the residents for attending the meeting and the One Vision Housing officers who came along to hear their concerns."

Resident group spokeswoman Carole Murphy said she was encouraged by the meeting.

Carole said: “I have had a long history with this street. It’s been a great place to live, but the problems we have experienced have been fairly recent.

“The mess that was created by the cars churning up grass was one thing, but then the mud was going on to the pavement, which created a real hazard for many of the residents. Then when you consider that many of the residents are older then you realise how dangerous it could be.

“But after the meeting with Cllr McKinley, Cllr Gatherer and One Vision Housing, we are a lot more positive that the issues will be resolved.

“One Vision Housing say they are going to repair the damaged grass and also move the residents’ only parking signs to the other end of the close, which will hopefully make a difference.

“At long last it appears that someone is listening.”
Kennessee Close residents Derek Owens, Carole Murphy, Paul Burgin and Myra Campbell, with Maghull Labour Councillors Lynn Gatherer and Patrick McKinley have been working on resolving residents’ concerns in quiet close.

 

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