West Lancashire MP Rosie Cooper has secured a commitment from Lancashire County Council to resolve the problems with the depth of the new channels laid in the newly refurbished pedestrian area of Moor Street in Ormskirk town centre.
The Ormskirk town centre refurbishment works were completed in August. Since Moor Street was reopened residents have been commenting and complaining about the depth of the channels.
MP Rosie has received complaints from residents that the deep channels pose a safety hazard with shoppers in the town centre tripping and falling because of the channels.
Having raised these concerns with Lancashire County Council, MP Rosie has received written confirmation that the county council are currently investigating the products used and intend to remove or reduce the channel depth.
This remedial work is to be completed by the end of October 2015.
MP Rosie said:
“Even before all the work on the newly resurfaced Moor Street was completed, I received complaints about the dangerous depth of the channels that have been laid.
“Pedestrians shouldn’t have to carefully watch every step they take as they go about their business in the town centre for fear of tripping and injuring themselves negotiating these channels.
“I welcome Lancashire County Council’s decision to act to resolve this situation. I trust that they will address other ‘remedial works’ issues at the same time to ensure when it rains shoppers aren’t faced with unnecessary large puddles outside shops as well.”