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West Lancashire MP Rosie Cooper has responded to concerns raised by residents of Dyers Lane over the poor state of Sandy Brook.

The brook’s banks were considerably overgrown leaving it both unsightly and potentially impacting on waterflow, while there were also reports of illegal dumping.

Dyers Lane residents have had problems in the past, most recently being flooded in 2012, and so it was important this issue was addressed to ensure the state of the brook doesn’t contribute to any future flooding.

Rosie wrote to West Lancashire Borough Council, Lancashire County Council and the Environment Agency North West calling for significant action to be taken.

The Environment Agency have responded by carrying out maintenance work on the brook and surrounding areas.

MP Rosie said:

“Not only was the brook rather unsightly and overgrown, some residents were concerned over pollution levels. Therefore it is vital that the brook is maintained to an appropriate standard so as not to pose any risks.

“I welcome the Environment Agency’s positive response in carrying out the required maintenance work. Having visited the brook myself it does appear to be much improved.

“It is important that residents feel assured that the relevant authorities are working to keep our watercourses clean and well maintained to prevent any flooding.

“While some residents report that the brook has been used as a dumping ground, I would encourage any resident who does notice to contact me on 01695 570094 or email me so that I can raise this with the relevant authorities.” 

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