Consultation meeting on Manchester Road Parking issue

Local Councillors are attending a cross-Party meeting today with Council officers to try to find better solutions to the Manchester Road Parking Issue. Liberal Democrat councillors from Southport’s Norwood, Cambridge and Dukes Wards discovered that none of the local people living close to the parade of shops at Manchester Road (the people who use the shops most) had been consulted over the Sefton proposals which reduced parking availability.  So they printed and distributed 1200 copies of the Council’s consultation document in a special FOCUS on the issue to resident living in the neighbouring streets.

The Sefton Council Consultation on the proposals, which includes creating a pedestrian phase on the Hartwood Road/Leyland Road/Roe Lane traffic lights, ends today and Councillors Sue McGuire, and Pat Keith ware anxious to see all the input which has come back from residents as well as disussing the problems that local traders flagged up with them when Councillors McGuire and Dawson attended a public meeting on the subject last week and they will be attending this meeting with Council officers together with their colleague Councillor Pat Keith..

“We are hoping that we might emerge from this meeting with everyone all singing from the same song sheet,” says Councillor Dawson. “The traders have flagged up a number of very valid concerns. What is really needed in this area is more parking provision, not less.”


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