West Lancashire MP, Rosie Cooper is supporting local residents in their call for an end to traffic and parking problems on Aughton Town Green Lane. Due to the high level of traffic towards the Primary School throughout the day, parked cars are frequently damaged and clipped by passing vehicles. Residents believe the solution to this problem lies with the District Council - if they laid down “Mesh turf” on the grass verges to allow residents parking.
“I believe a solution can only be achieved with everyone’s full cooperation and that involves the District Council."
“I know that both the School and the Police employ a successful ‘walk to school’ programme and that Lancashire County Council - under their Safe Routes to School Programme - plan to introduce a guardrail and an extended waiting area by the school entrance.”
But in neighbouring Maghull there are grass verges which have had concrete/rubber overlay applied known as ‘mesh turf’ to allow for overspill parking which increases parking yet keeps the grass. Residents have welcomed the introduction of such a scheme on Aughton Town Green Lane as it would be a cheaper option than putting in parking bays and would retain the appearance of a grassed area without causing damage. However, the District Council told Ms Cooper that ‘mesh turf’ would not be an option and have so far shown little to support to those whose vehicles continue to be damaged.
Rosie Cooper further added:
“We call on the Council to reconsider this. I commend the efforts shown so far by both parents and staff of the school, but we need a coordinated approach.”