West Lancashire MP Rosie Cooper has today slammed Lancashire County Council for failing to carry out the improvements to a roundabout in Skelmersdale promised over a year ago.
In May 2020, a constituent contacted Rosie about the unacceptably poor condition of the roundabout at Lulworth in Skelmersdale, after vehicles had mounted the roundabout and dragged mud onto the road surface. Lancashire County Council assured Rosie that white marker posts to deter vehicles from mounting the grass verge would be installed and following this they would re-seed the verges and monitor the effectiveness of the posts.
Over a year and a half on, the same constituent has alerted Rosie to the fact that this work was never completed by the Council.
Rosie Cooper MP said:
“I should not have to follow up on every single promise that the council makes! If they say they are going to undertake necessary work, then I expect that to happen.
“In May 2020 that council said, clearly and in black and white, that they would complete this work when it is practical to do so. I find it difficult to believe that 20 Months later they haven’t found a ‘practical’ time to do this!
“It is disgraceful that LCC think they can get away with not following through on the work they promise!
“The Council need to be trustworthy and reliable. Instead, what we appear to have is a council that readily makes promises only to forget them straight away which is simply unacceptable to me and my constituents. We need actions as well as words. I look forward to the work being carried out very soon.”