Tuesday, August 26, 2008

Underpass under West Derby Road, Liverpool

Just a quick note to say that I have had some very productive meetings with the police and with the Community Safety team at LCC about the underpass that leads under West Derby Road from St Michael's RC Primary School to, well, the other side!

I have been contacted by parents at the school, and by the police, who are both very anxious that this underpass should be sorted out, in fact what we all want is to have it shut down as it is a haven for people who welcome the privacy to get up to every type of no-good.

I wont say what kind of things because I dont want to advertise it!

Police, community safety, school and parents, and of course us three councillors are as one on this.

We want it closing and we want a pedestrian crossing.

Very few people use the underpass because it is not a good place to be in. But in the meantime the community service people have agreed to paint it and clean it and make it a slightly more accessible place and the council have cleaned it up. Good for the short-term but we need to keep up the pressure on the Highways folk to get rid of it and find the money for a crossing above ground. At the moment pedestrians are taking their lives in their hands by struggling across four lanes of traffic, with kids and pushchairs, rather that use the underpass so something has to be done!

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