Locals and traders defeat Sefton Council that planned to restrict parking

Sefton Council has now pulled plans to carry out controversial parking controls on Manchester Road.

Ward councillor David Barton told OTSNews.co.uk that, following a meeting earlier today at Bootle town hall, Sefton had decided to cancel the bulk of the proposed changes.

Sefton Council had said it was considering introducing a two-hour parking limit, and putting double yellow lines on a section of Manchester Road.

The proposals are linked to a scheme to improve Manchester Road’s junction with Leyland Road and Hartwood Road.

Cllr Barton said: “I can confirm that following a meeting with Sefton council officers earlier today programs to implement controversial parking retractions in the Manchester road area have been withdrawn.”

“This is a victory for people power and the 100 per cent opposition to these plans which was apparent as I canvassed opinion in the area over the last few weeks. The fact that I was able to give council officers more than 100 feedback forms from local residents and businesses registering opposition to these plans was key in overturning the proposals. I would like to thank Louise Hankinson Everatt from VIP Hair Emporium for belong to coordinate this widespread opposition.

“The council are looking at improving the traffic lights at the Manchester Road/Roe Lane.
A redundant Zebra crossing at Roe Lane shall be removed on the basis of health and safety grounds as recommended by the highways department.”

“The proposals for all and any deferrals have been quashed.”

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