Rosie Cooper MP

Working hard for the people of West Lancashire

05/12/07 Rosie Cooper MP is brought in to ‘clear up’ the mystery

The residents of Dyers Lane were so concerned about the state of brook in Dyers Lane, Ormskirk that they turned to their local MP, Rosie Cooper for help. Over the years, the brook has been left unattended and is now overgrown with vegetation and full of rubbish. The residents are asking for the brook to be regularly maintained and for the vegetation to be cut back, but have so far been unable to find out who owns the land.

Rosie said:

“I decided to hold a site meeting with local residents and officers from Lancashire County Council (LCC), West Lancashire District Council (WLDC) and the Environment Agency (EA) to ‘clear up’ who was responsible for the maintenance of the brook.”

It was established that LCC were responsible for the repair of the pavements up to the fence of the brook, WLDC for the sweeping of the streets and the EA for the maintenance of the watercourse. All the agencies present including the local residents indicated that the brook was not in their ownership.

Rosie Cooper MP for West Lancashire has now written to the Land Registry and the Planning Department at West Lancashire District Council for their help in finding out who owns this land.

Rosie added:

“I will continue to pursue this matter for the peace and mind of local residents. Whoever owns the land needs to be made aware that it is unsightly and needs to be attended to at once.” 

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