Labour campaigners work with retailer to resolve safety issues

5th March 2018

New fencing at Jewson’s retail site on Bispham Road has been installed after safety concerns were raised by local Labour representatives.

Norwood ward community campaigners Cllr Marianne Welsh and Labour’s candidate for the ward in May’s elections, Mhairi Doyle MBE,  say they are delighted that the company has listened to the issues raised by the Labour group and has acted on them.
New fencing has now been erected all along Hawthorne Grove which runs adjacent to the retailer’s Meols Cop Bridge site.
Mhairi Doyle explained:
“We had real concerns about the safety issues caused by fencing at the site.  As local councillor Marianne worked hard to impress this issue on Jewson and for them to acknowledge their responsibility. “
“The old fencing was in a very poor state and there were obvious potential problems with the site being so easily accessed, especially with regard to young children playing in there. We are delighted that Jewson has recognised this, replaced the fencing and restored the site’s integrity.”
Councillor Welsh said she was delighted that the retailer had responded so positively:
“Mhairi and I and the local residents are so pleased to see this new fencing has gone up, it has taken a while but we finally got a result. I’d like to thank Jewson for their help in this matter.”