West Lancashire MP Rosie Cooper has written to Lancashire County Council and local secondary schools about the upkeep of the footpath on Summer Street and the flooding causing difficulties for children walking to school.
Children are faced with no choice but to wade through ankle-deep flooding at times on their walk to school, with parents even reporting illnesses as a result.
Photos of Summer Street path show large puddles making the walkway impassable.
MP Rosie has raised these concerns with Lancashire County Council asking what action they will take to improve the walkway, she said:
“It is shocking that one of the only walking routes to Lathom High and Our Lady’s can be left in the state it is under inches of water and expecting schoolchildren to have to just walk through it to get to school.
“I have written directly to the Executive Directors at Lancashire County Council asking what action they are taking to prevent this issue happening again.
“If we are trying to encourage more children to walk to school then the council must ensure the designated route is safe for them to do so.
“This is specifically a route identified by LCC as the primary walking route for children from Skelmersdale to get to school, so they must take their responsibility seriously and carry out urgent works, particularly as the winter approaches.”