Maghull residents turn to Labour Action Team leader for help in

Patrick McKinley and Les Robinson

 

Residents who fear overgrown 40-feet trees will fall onto their houses have turned to Maghull Labour Action Team leader Patrick McKinley for help.

Patrick, who is also Labour's council candidate for Sudell Ward in May's local elections, said it was clear the trees between the train track and Hesketh Drive in Maghull are a potential danger.

He and the Labour Action Team contacted Sefton Council with the residents' concerns.

Patrick said: "The residents raised the issue with the Labour Action Team because they were rightly concerned that the trees were beginning to look unsafe.

"They were particularly concerned about some elderly residents whose houses they feared could be hit if the trees did fall.

"I have been out to speak to some of the residents and hear their concerns.

"It was these concerns which I have fed back to Sefton Council and called on them to take swift action."

Patrick said he has received assurances from Sefton Council that officers will visit the site to look into cutting the trees back.


Patrick said: "Sefton Council to their credit have taken this issue very seriously and have informed the Labour Action Team that they will make sure that the trees are safe.

"The residents in Hesketh Drive informed me that the trees have not been cut back for more than 40 years, which has led to this situation.

"But now the issue has been raised with Sefton Council they will take action to tackle the problem in the short term and I will push them to ensure that Hesketh Drive is placed on the list of areas which requires regular tree maintenance."

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