Melling Labour Action Team tackles long-standing problem on Wadd

Bill Esterson and Cllr Tony Carr


Melling Labour Action Team has tackled a long standing problem in the village.

The team was contacted by residents who complained that the bus stop on Waddicar Lane became swamped when it rained.

Although residents told Labour's Cllr Tony Carr that they had complained about the issue for more than five years, nothing had been done to resolve the problem.

But Cllr Carr who also lives in Melling immediately took on the residents' concerns and the problem was fixed within days.

Cllr Carr said: "The people who approached me with regard to this, including Melling Parish Council told me this was has been a problem for over five years.

"Although there is a shelter at the bus stop on the road, there was a dip in the pavement which meant that the water would gather directly under the shelter. It could get quite deep which meant that people either got their feet wet and stood under the shelter or just got thoroughly soaked through by standing away from the stop.

"I raised it with Capita Symonds who immediately took action and there has been a new surface laid to fill in the dip.

"I'd like to thank Capita for quickly taking action."

Cllr Carr, who was elected last May, said he was pleased the Melling Labour Action Team was able to get the problem fixed, but questioned why it had taken so long for the issue to be tackled.

Cllr Carr said: "The people who approached us said they had complained about this puddle for a long time - but nothing had been done.

"The Labour Action Teams are working to make our communities better and we are already seeing major improvements in our communities in Melling, in Aintree and Maghull. This Waddicar Lane bus stop is another example of that."

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