An “Independent” View Of A Parrs Lane Grid

 Independent LCC member for West Lancashire East Paul Greenall has posted a message and the picture above of a Parrs Lane road gutter grid. And he writes “A grid along Parrs Lane in Aughton. Only visible after I excavated it with my foot. Makes you wonder why we have flooding!”

Parrs Lane has a major problem, its gutters from near the Long Lane junction down to the Island House are filled with pavement-high mud, road debris, and general litter all congealed to cover grids and cause surface water not to drain away. There is a section where some residents clearly take action to remove the debris and keep some grids clear, and then there is the bottom one third or so of Parrs Lane that has growth of grass and weeds filling the gutters and grids. There are at least five grids at serious risk of overflowing.

We can reasonably ask why two Aughton Park ward Tory councillors haven’t been to “excavate” the same grid long before Cllr Greenall arrived to do it and expose the total neglect there. Surface flood water running off Parrs Lane onto Prescot Road and thence into Town Green Lane is an annual event, and the Aughton Surgery sandbags tell their own tale! One of the ward members was cast out of Halsall and is in post for Aughton Park only until May 2018. The future, as ever, is in the hands of the electorate.

Author: westlancashirerecord

I am a pensioner. I am a strong supporter of the rights of elderly and disabled residents of West Lancashire to receive equal treatment from the WLBC that unfortunately does not agree, leading to the social exclusion of some immobile disabled residents. My personal suggestion of honouring the County Regiment led to us having probably the proudest day ever in West Lancashire. I wrote "Dear Cllr Owens. I'm writing to let you know how pleased I am my suggestion of honouring our County regiment is to be proposed to Council. It is the greatest honour we can bestow on our brave soldiers who make or risk the ultimate sacrifice to keep us safe, and I appreciate what Council is doing". Such a shame then that a stupid borough councillor, Sudworth, untruthfully claimed the idea came from Cllr Owens who responded to me "You will be pleased to learn that this evening the motion passed unanimously. Colonel Amlot from the Regiment was accorded a standing ovation and we look forward to a parade and march through Ormskirk next year. Thank you". After the Parade I wrote to Cllr Owens "I was reading through the emails we exchanged after I made the suggestion to honour our County Regiment. As you said today, we got there in the end, and what an end? This celebration of our Regiment was quite simply, as my original mail said, the greatest honour of all. To see all these young people who risk their lives for us was so moving. Little did I know what Council could do and how our residents would react to it all. Well, we should all be so proud of this great day. I know I am".

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