Melling's Satinwood Crescent adopted after more then 10 years, t

Molyneux Ward's Cllr Tony Carr at Satinwood Crescent in Melling
A Melling estate is to be adopted by Sefton Council after more than 10 years, thanks to Molyneux Ward's Labour councillor Tony Carr.

Satinwood Crescent has been unadopted since it was built in the 1990s.

This meant residents were responsible for running repairs to the roads and pavements.  They were also legally responsible for trips and falls outside their properties.

Cllr Carr, who was elected in May and lives in Melling, had promised that the Satinwood issue would be one of the first things he would tackle in office.

Cllr Carr said: "This is great news.  The adoption issue was one which kept coming up as an issue on the doorstep in this area.  So I immediately went about solving the problem.

"I liaised with all relevant parties, Persimmon, Morris Homes, United Utlities and Sefton Council and brought them together to discuss the issue so they had a clear understanding of what the residents' concerns were.

"There had been some issues about the condition of the sewage works, but an agreement was quickly reached.

"And now the agreements are being drawn up to get the estate officially adopted.

"For the residents, this takes away the responsibility for the upkeep of the footpaths and puts them back into the hands of Sefton Council, which is in everyone's interests."

Cllr Carr said he couldn't understand why the issue had rumbled on for  more than 10 years.

He said: "The people of Satinwood have been calling for this for years.  As soon as I became councillor I brought it up with Sefton Council's chief executive Margaret Carney who was more than willing to look into it with me.

"I want to thank Margaret Carney and Sefton Council, as well as United Utilities, Morris Homes and Persimmon for working together on this issue for the benefit of the residents of Melling."

Sefton Central MP Bill Esterson added: "This is great news for the people of Satinwood.

"This was an issue which has gone on for way too long and despite the resident's calls, nothing was done.  I am delighted for the residents of Satinwood.  Congratulations to them and to Cllr Tony Carr for his good work.

"It just shows how our network of Labour Action Teams in wards throughout this constituency can help residents with issues which matter most to them."


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