Residents and Lydiate Labour Action Team celebrate as long runni

Sefton Central Labour MP Bill Esterson and Lydiate & Maghull Labour Action Team member June Burns on the newly widened Haigh Crescent.

 

A long-running residents' campaign to get a road widened in Lydiate has ended in success after Lydiate and Maghull Labour Action Team became involved.

For years residents were forced to drive on the grassed central reservation in the quiet residential close because the road was so narrow.

Despite years of repeated requests, the problem was not addressed.

However, when Lydiate and Maghull Labour Action Team heard about the problem, they took the issue to Sefton Council.

The road has now been widened.

Lydiate and Maghull Labour Action Team's June Burns said she was delighted that action was taken.

June said: "The Labour Action Team spoke to a number of residents about their concerns. It was clear that the turns at the northern and southern ends of the crescent were too narrow. Cars were having to mount the curb stone and drive on the grass. The grass itself was becoming churned up and leaving muddy ridges in the green.

"It looked bad and was even a danger for the motorists who were mounting the curb, causing damage to tyres.

"Sefton Council has now taken action and widened the road, which is good news for the residents of Haigh Crescent."

Bill Esterson said the Labour Action Team had been contacted by residents delighted that the work has finally been done.

Bill said: "This has been an issue that has taken some time to get resolved, but we have finally seen work carried out to resolve the problem.

"The road was so tight that if cars were parked it was near to impossible to get through. It was certainly impossible to get through without mounting the grass.

"The problem became even worse when people had their bins out.

"But since the road was widened, we have been contacted by a number of Haigh Crescent residents who are really pleased that action has been taken."

 

Sefton Central Labour MP Bill Esterson and Lydiate & Maghull Labour Action Team member June Burns on the newly widened Haigh Crescent.

 

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