RESIDENTS DEMAND ACTION OVER HOSPITAL PARKING
Your local councillors have been approached several times lately over the inconsiderate parking outside Whiston Hospital. Since the start of work on the new build, things have become intolerable. Many residents bordering on the old Maternity Block are suffering from hospital visitors parking across their drives and even stopping the refuse disposal workers from emptying their wheelie bins.
One resident claimed it was only a matter of time before there was a serious accident. We have put together an action plan with the residents and a petition of over 100 signatures and individual letters was handed to Cllr. Alma Atherton, who is the Executive Member responsible for these matters.
The residents were then asked to come into St Helens Town Hall, and they were able to air all their concerns to the appropriate council officers. Various ideas were discussed and a plan of action was agreed. The council are to carry out an in-depth study of the whole area before proposing any possible solutions. The three local councillors are liaising with Whiston Hospital and the Primary Care Trust, the local residents and the officers of the council to ensure that all parties are kept informed of any developments.
A deputation of local residents were photographed handing over the letters and petition to Cllr Atherton. Cllrs. Glover, DeAsha and Doyle were also present.
PUFFIN CROSSING UPDATE
Your three councillors Doyle, DeAsha and Glover are happy to see that the crossing outside St Barts School is underway, be it delayed for a week or so. Some local residents had concerns over the actual siting of the crossing, and it is only proper and correct to listen, take note and hopefully come to a mutually acceptable siting. We ask all parents, who use private transport to deliver their children to school, to park well away from the crossing to ensure that there is no compromises for the pupils' safety.