20 MPH scheme Consultation to begin 8th July

The consultation with Victoria and Manor Ward residents over a proposed 20MPH scheme in the area will be held between 8th and 19th July. The roads affected are shown below. Residents in the affected areas will receive a four page consultation document in the next few days.

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Proposal for a 20MPH zone in Victoria ward

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Cllr John Fairclough
Cabinet member Transport

During 2012/13, a series of blanket 20 mph speed  limit areas were introduced in various areas with the Borough. This was in line  with the current Borough-wide policy for the introduction of 20 mph speed limits in all residential areas.

The policy, which was approved by Cabinet Member Transportation in October 2011, stated that the speed limit on all residential areas within Sefton, with the exception of main distributor roads, should be reduced to 20 mph as a rolling
programme over a three or four year period.

Tonight 6th June. Councillors at the Sefton Central area committee will be asked to approve a public consultation of several new 20 mph zones and the network of main distributor roads which will remain at 30/40 mph.

Here is a map showing how the proposed scheme will affect Victoria Ward.  If you reside in Victoria Ward and have any comments on the proposal then please eMail me on michael.roche@councillors@sefton.gov.uk 

The Agenda a full details of the proposed 20mph zones across Sefton and the full meeting agenda can be downloaded at this link :  CLICK  HERE 

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20 mph zone. Affected areas withing victoria ward

Streets affected in Victoria Ward only

Streets affected in Victoria Ward only

Scramber bikes – Merseyside Police

I noticed yesterday that the turf on one huge field on the Central part of the Rimrose Valley had been badly damaged by what is clealy  motorbike/scrambler bike tracks. I have witnessed young teenagers roaring up and down that field before. I have also seen them racing around the Northern Road/Forefield/Brownmoor Lane area often with Pillion passengers neither with helmets.

This video from Merseyside Police shows how they deal with illegal motorbike use.

Bin Collection delays – Sefton MBC Press release

Today’s adverse weather conditions have affected refuse and recycling collection, especially in the south Sefton area, mainly on side streets.

Our current advice is to place wheelie bins and recycling out as normal for collections on Friday, March 21.

Collections are operating as normal in the north of the borough, but some collections from RAF Woodvale to the

Snow on Endfield Road, March 22 2013

Snow on Enfield Avenue, March 22 2013

Liverpool boundary may be missed.

Residents who missed their collections on Friday, March 22 due to the heavy snowfall and poor ground conditions, should leave their bins and recycling out. Crews will endeavour to recover any missed collections on Monday, March 25.

Recycling collections, run by Palm Recycling, The Council’s Contractor, will mirror the arrangements operated by Sefton Council.

Any updated information on collections will be reported on www.sefton.gov.uk 

and via our twitter feed @SeftonCouncil.

Moorgate Avenue – Traffic problems

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Moorgate Avenue, The Northern Road entrance

Residents in Moorgate Avenue L23 Crosby have registered complaints about numerous vehicles transgressing the one way system on their road.  Vehicles, at peak times are disobeying the one way signs and entering from the Northern Road.  Police were informed and today were at the site and  stopped and fined 8 motorists.

I have spoken to residents and also requested a requested an electronic traffic survey be installed by the highways department to provide evidence.

Residents have a plethora of evidence already including photographs and vehicle details.

The residents are amassing a petition which I will endorse to be presented to the next Crosby Area Committee.

One of the residents Geoff Rawsthorne; a well-known Landcape Gardener, suggested a number of solutions including Traffic Flow Plates  as a relatively cheap solution and this will be considered by the Highways team who will provide costings for the various solutions and their own recommendation.  Other ideas included Roadside Cameras or an amendment to the existing traffic schemes on Moorgate, Rosedale and Endfield.

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Traffic Flow Plates