Sefton Central Labour MP Bill Esterson calls for urgent action t

Bill Esterson

 

Sefton Central Labour MP Bill Esterson is calling for urgent action to improve public safety in Crosby Village after two incidents saw large fencing panels which surround a derelict part of the shopping area being blown onto pedestrian pathways.

The vacant land off Coronation Road has been the cause of complaints as people warned the fencing was a danger to passing pedestrians.

Now Bill Esterson is calling for action after the two incidents which saw the large hoardings fall.

Bill said: "People have not been happy with this fencing from the start, but their fears about safety have proven correct. Regardless of the high winds we have been experiencing lately, it is not acceptable for fencing to be in any way unsafe for the public.

"These two incidents where hoardings have been blown down into the public pathway shows that the fencing isn't safe.

"That is why I, together with my council colleagues, have asked Sefton Council to make sure that either the landowner takes action, or the council itself takes action.

"I have also been in communication with the landowner who did respond after the first incident, but clearly more must be done."

Bill said he wanted urgent action taken before anyone is hurt.

Bill said: "I saw for myself the damage after the hoardings had fallen. The hoardings could really hurt someone if this happens again.

"I expect action to be taken immediately by the landowner to resolve the safety issue.

"There is clearly a lot of work to do to start the process of regeneration for Crosby Village, which I want to see begin this year, but public safety cannot be compromised in the meantime."