West Lancashire MP Rosie Cooper has been contacted by residents in the Brook Lane area of Ormskirk who are concerned about the dangerous parking along Brook Lane and Small Lane. The parked cars make it extremely difficult for cars travelling along Small Lane to pass, causing tail backs to Knowsley Road and St Helens Road.
After complaints by residents, Lancashire County Council painted double yellow lines on one side of the road. However, to the shock of residents, a week later signs appeared on Brook Lane and Small Lane to say the roads were to be resurfaced, effectively rubbing out the double yellow lines.
Commenting on this shambles, Rosie Cooper MP said:
“It seems as if Lancashire County Council Highways don’t know their left hand from their right. How can the same department be responsible for painting double yellow lines one week and then resurfacing the road the next?
“What a complete waste of council tax payers’ money.
“Residents were delighted that the long awaited yellow lines were put down, but for them to be there for only a fortnight is incompetence of the highest order.
“At a time when services are being cut and budgets being tightened, council tax payers’ must be seriously concerned about the waste of money and lack of planning by Lancashire County Council.
“Councils tell us they need to get smarter at delivering council services. If Lancashire County Council can’t get this right, I am not particularly confident for the more complex services.”
Rosie Cooper has written to Lancashire County Council demanding an explanation for this costly mistake.