New Maghull Labour councillor Rob Owen has praised Sefton Council for taking swift action to clear overgrown bushes which were forcing pedestrians to step into oncoming traffic on one of the town's busiest roads.
Residents contacted Maghull Labour Action Team to raise concerns about the bushes that verge Northway between Dodds Lane and the Shell service station.
Labour's Cllr Rob Owens took the concerns to Sefton Council who promptly dispatched a team to clear the pathway.
Cllr Owens said he was delighted with the rapid response from Sefton.
Cllr Owens said: "A number of residents raised concerns about the pathway along Northway up to the service station being impassable because of the overgrown verges along the road.
"I took a visit myself and immediately saw the problem.
"I contacted Sefton Council and explained the situation. To their credit, Sefton was really quick to respond.
"We all know how badly Sefton's budget has been slashed, but despite this they immediately sent out a team who cut the bushed back.
"I'd like to thank Sefton and the team of workers who did the work and the residents who contacted us, particularly Patricia and James Johnson."
Cllr Owens said he would now closely monitor the area to ensure that the problem doesn't recur.
Cllr Owens said: "Because of the cuts, resources for Sefton are hard to come by. Some of the teams have lost lots of staff. And there are more cuts down the line.
"Those that are left are doing the best they can under very difficult circumstances.
"But I will make regular visits to this area to make sure that this problem doesn't reoccur in the future."