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Doing detail pays off for Bickerstaffe

09.23.09 | 1 Comment

I am pleased to confirm that my high level of anal retention, reflected in my detailed submission to the County Council about its (poorly conducted) review of speed limits on A and B Roads, has paid off.

Well partly.

Look at this report (appendix 2), and you’ll find that officers (and then the Cabinet member) have accepted my argument that the area around the Stanley Gate (Liverpool Road, Lathom Road) should have its speed limit reduced to 30mph, and not retained at 40mph as the County’s useless consultants, Mouchel Ltd, suggested in their rubbish report.

Within the new recommendation there is also, finally, written confirmation of the willingness to review the speed limit on Chruch Road and Hall Lane past the school, and make it something sensible (these roads weren’t reviewed by Mouchel Ltd as they are not A/B roads – yup, that’s unjoined up thinking resulting from outsourcing for you).

Well done to all those who helped the submission by putting their name to the petition, and especially to the people at the Hall Lane stables.

Also accepted is my submission that Cunscouch Lane up to Liverpool Road will get a 50mph limit as long as adjoining Sefton MBC agree.

Unfortunately, none of the other submissions I made about reduced limits on Skelmersdale Road, Rainord Bypass Wigan Road/Dickets Lane /Plough Lane or Lyelake Lane have been accepted, and I’ll have to keep plugging away on those.

It’s also worth noting – well I reckon, anyway – that judging by the report to the Cabinet member, I am the only councillor in Lancashire to have made such a detailed submission on behalf of constituents.  Just now and then I think it’s worth making clear that I don’t just sit on my fat bum in the council chamber pontificating all day.

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