Maghull Labour councillor urges residents to take part in Sefton

Maghull Town Council Labour councillor and newly elected Park Ward representative Cllr June Burns urges residents to take part in 20mph consultation.

 

A Maghull Labour councillor is urging people in the western part of the town to have their say in Sefton Council's consultation on proposals to introduce 20mph speed limits on roads throughout the area.

Residents are being asked to give their view on the plans which would see a reduced speed limit on residential roads to the east of Northway, Liverpool Road North and Southport Road.

Sefton Council is having a drive to improve safety on the borough's roads by increasing the number of 20mph speed limit zones.

Before the decision is made whether the speed limit should be reduced on certain roads, or what roads should be changed, Sefton Council is conducting a survey of residents.

But time is running out for residents to have their say, so Maghull Town Council Labour councillor and newly elected Park Ward Labour councillor June Burns is urging people to have their say.

Cllr Burns said: "We all obviously want our roads to be safer, but how we make them safer is something that people who live in the roads need to be given the chance to decide on.

"That's why Sefton Council is holding this consultation, to ensure that residents have a say.

"For some, 20mph speed limits will be great, for people who live in other roads, 20mph wouldn't be appropriate. These are the details that the consultation will draw out.

"But people need to take the time to take part in the consultation."

Cllr Burns urged people to return the consultation document.

Cllr Burns said: "Every household should have received the consultation document, but if you didn't, then you can make representations online via the council website.

"The deadline for responses is this Friday (July 4) so time is running out. But please do take the time to take a look at the proposals and documentation and have your say.

"As a resident of Maghull I strongly believe that decisions affecting our community need to be made by the people who live here. This consultation allows us to do just that."

The deadline for the consultation is Friday, July 4. To see the documentation and to have your say go to www.sefton.gov.uk/trafficschemeconsultations