West Lancashire MP Rosie Cooper has raised her concerns with One Vision Housing and the council following reports of a rat infestation in communal areas of the new development off Otterstye View, Scarisbrick.   

Frustrated residents turned to MP Rosie after reported failures of the housing association to maintain the area where communal bins are stored, leading to a rat infestation, which has subsequently led to council waste teams refusing to collect until they are sure it is rat-free.   

MP Rosie Cooper commented:
“This is an appalling situation where residents appear to be let down by One Vision Housing who own and manage the estate.   

“Rats have been spotted and some works to fill up holes has been undertaken. No further work has been undertaken to clear the infestation completely.   

“The situation is then exacerbated with the council waste team refusing to collect the bins to protect their own safety having reportedly ended up previously with rats in their vehicle and are not willing to risk that happening again.   

“I have written to both One Vision Housing Association and to West Lancashire Borough Council urging both to come to an urgent resolution; get rid of the rats, clean up the area, seal it off and collect the waste. Residents deserve better than this.” 

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