Maghull Labour councillors on road to fixing muddy verge problem

Maghull Labour councillors Lynn Gatherer and Patrick McKinley on Eastway.

 

Maghull Labour Councillors are on the road to solving a messy problem on a busy Maghull road.

Sudell Ward Labour councillors have been working with residents on Eastway to find a solution to the problem of the muddy verges that line the road.

While some residents have raised concerns about cars parking on grass verges on Eastway causing the messy problem, others say they are forced to park on the verges because they don't want to make an already busy road more congested.

After lengthy consultations with the homeowners, the Labour councillors decided to have shrubs planted on some verges, while others will have 'grasscrete'. This measure will allow car owners to part on the treated verge without churning up the grass.

Cllrs Lynn Gatherer and Patrick McKinley said they were delighted that the remedial work began this week.

Maghull Labour councillors Lynn Gatherer and Patrick McKinley on Eastway.Cllr Gatherer said: "A key factor throughout all of this is the cost, with massive reductions in local authority budgets our ability to respond to all requests has been limited.

"We have attempted to respond to requests where we were able to speak to residents. 

"We are embarking on what will be an annual rolling programme whereby we will attempt to improve the Eastway area by laying grasscrete and post shrubs where these have been requested."

Cllr McKinley said the improvement works were a long-running project due to financial constraints.

Cllr McKinley said: "The costs for remediating all the verges is substantial and we would ask residents to bear with us as we roll out the programme over time. 

"We have attempted to undertake this work in close collaboration with as many residents as we were able to contact. 

"This result will be a gradual improvement in the area, enabling those residents who need to double park to do so whilst maintaining the green verges using grasscrete."