Over the last few weeks, and working with my colleagues Councillors Steve Williams and Bruce Berry, I have been calling on homes in this area to meet residents and discuss local issues. Thank you to everyone who answered their door and gave us their time.
This post is a report back on the action we have taken on some of the issues that were raised most often by residents. If you were out when we called, or if you have thought of an issue since then, please let me know using the contact details on this letter. We can’t promise to solve every problem, but we will try our best!
Meadowbrook Road: the issue raised by many residents was the ongoing problem of speeding traffic. The Town Hall has advised me that they prioritise the road safety budget on the roads with the highest recorded number of crashes and collisions. I have asked, again, for a new review of the traffic in this area and for possible solutions.
Dog fouling: sadly, a small number of owners are still not picking up after their pets. Some additional signage (for the owners, not the dogs!) would help, as would extra publicity for those people who are being fined for not picking up after their pets.
Harlian Avenue Pot Holes and flooding: people mentioned the condition of the carriageway and the ongoing flooding problem when it rains. We have asked the Council to look into the issues raised and come up with a solution.
Childwall Close and Oak Close parking: several residents asked about parking issues in this area and asked if improved lineage including yellow lines would bring about an improvement.
Childwall Avenue: residents raised concerns that Childwall Avenue was being used as a ‘rat run’ by vehicles to avoid Moreton Cross and have asked if any traffic calming measures could be introduced. We have asked the Council to look into this request.
Faulty street lights: we have reported those street lights that were ‘on’ during daylight hours.