WEST WARD IMPROVEMENTS
We have done a full survey of this part of the ward, from Holt Lane to Chatsworth Road, and from Two Butt Lane to Stoney Lane.
Ward Committee money will help to clean up and improve the area. The picture shows the broken fence alongside the service road near the shops - WE WILL REPLACE THIS FENCE
We have been asked for flower planters for the tops of the steel railings on the Warrington Road - WE HAVE ORDERED THEM
We have requested more doggie bins and litter bins for the area - dog walkers tell us where they are best sited.
After the recent fiasco when most of Rainhill had no grit to safeguard both drivers and pedestrians, we have started the process of GRIT BINS WHERE THEY ARE NEEDED.
We will need the cooperation of local residents if we site them close to properties. Again, tell us where they are most needed.
VICIOUS ATTACK AT BARGAIN BOOZE
on the Warrington Road was the site of a vicious attack on a cash delivery guard recently. He was struck to the floor and relieved of a large amount of cash. The booby trapped case was quickly found close by with all the money intact. The police believe that the 2 men ran towards Longton Lane where it is likely they made their escape in a waiting vehicle.
Cllrs Joe DeAsha, myself Cllr Steve Glover and Barrie Grunewald immediately contacted senior officers within the Police and the Council to demand installation of CCTV to help eradicate both this type of crime and antisocial behaviour in the surrounding areas.
We have campaigned for CCTV for several years but this latest serious attack could have been much worse. We know that there were several witnesses to the attack and if someone had "stepped in", god knows what might have happened.