A Maghull Labour Councillor has praised staff at Maghull Town Hall for taking swift action to axe an anti-social problem.
Concerned residents raised their concerns about young people gaining access to the backs of their properties on Hall Lane because over-hanging trees and bushes were spanning the brook bordering the Maghull FC and Maghull Cricket ground.
The residents said the tree and overgrowth was acting as a bridge into their back gardens and had become a magnet to people messing about near the brook.
When they raised the issue at a Maghull Town Council meeting, Labour councillor John Jarvis decided that action must be taken.
He visited the site and immediately called on Maghull Town Council's parks and gardens team to cut the trees and overgrowth back.
Within hours the work was done.
Cllr Jarvis said: "When the residents contacted me to raise their concerns about the problems of people getting into their back gardens because of the trees bridging the brook, I took a look at the problem myself.
"There was clearly a problem and the trees were allowing people to trespass. I made the request to the town council's parks and gardens team and they took immediate action, which was great.
"By cutting back the trees, we have essentially taken crime prevention measures, which is exactly what the residents wanted."
Cllr Jarvis has since spoken to the residents about the work that was carried out and said they are pleased with the results.
Cllr Jarvis said: "I am obviously delighted that the residents are pleased. They brought to us an issue that needed resolving and we took the action that was needed.
"In the past things like this could have dragged on for weeks on end. But we are now cutting through the bureaucracy and red tape to take swift action as and when it is needed.
"I would like to thank our excellent team at Maghull Town Hall for responding so quickly."