Maghull Labour councillor Patrick McKinley says urgent action is

Maghull Labour councillor Patrick McKinley has asked for the overgrown bushes on Park Lane to be cut back as pedestrians are being forced into the road.

 

A Maghull Labour councillor says urgent action needs to be taken on overgrown bushes which are forcing pedestrians to step out into a busy road.

Cllr Patrick McKinley says the privets and bushes on Park Lane near to the Parkbourn Estate are so overgrown that he's seen people being forced to walk out into the road to get past.

He said the bushes need to be cut back before there is a serious accident.

Patrick said: "Park Lane is a very busy road so having people step into the path of oncoming traffic as they are walking along is extremely dangerous.

"The road itself is quite narrow and when you consider that there is often heavy vehicles which travelling down this road meaning they come very close to pedestrians anyway, then you have to wonder how someone hasn't been injured already.

"This road has been identified as being a problem road for speeding vehicles. Cllr Lynn Gatherer and I together with the Community Speedwatch team have held patrols on this road to reduce the number of vehicles exceeding the speed limit. But this just highlights the dangers here."

Cllr McKinley has contacted Sefton Council to call for the bushes to be cut back.

He said: "People walking along here have enough problems getting down this lane, but people with prams or with wheelchairs will find it impossible.

"So I have flagged the area up with Sefton Council for urgent action. They have obviously been hit hard by the huge cuts from the government, but it is a matter of public safety and it is an issue which I have raised before.

"I am confident we will see action taken here sooner rather than later and I will be speaking to the team to ensure that this area is visited more frequently."