Ormskirk campaigner secures action over road

AN Ormskirk campaigner and prospective local councillor has successfully lobbied highways chiefs over a service road in the town.

Edward McCarthy, who will fight Scott Ward for the Conservatives at this May's local elections, was contacted by residents on County Road who were concerned about the service road which allows access to properties between The Fiveways and The Hayfield pubs.

Edward wrote to the County Council on behalf of local residents, and has now been told by County Highways Chief Cllr Tim Ashton that it will be resurfaced, and has been included in a future works programme. In the meantime, works have been undertaken to ensure the road remains safe.

Edward said: "Residents will be delighted at news of the extra investment from the Conservative County Council. I spoke to one resident who told me it has never been resurfaced ever since it was built in the 1960s.

"This is yet another shocking example of how the previous Labour administration left Ormskirk's roads to rot. They starved them of essential funding and handed over a legacy to the new Conservative administration of a  crumbling highways network.

"I am grateful to County Cllr Ashton for agreeing to commit funds to get the service road repaired, one of many across Scott Ward which have been repaired in the past three years."