Calls for urgent work on collapsing road

Nixon Lane, Leyland, where resident are complaining about the state of the roadway.
Nixon Lane, Leyland, where resident are complaining about the state of the roadway.
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Pedestrians are in danger of being hurt on a ‘collapsing’ Leyland lane, it has been warned

Residents say they have been urging South Ribble Council to take action for more than two years.

David Baker claimed; “One of the major contributors to the churning of the verges is actually by South Ribble Council’s own vehicles, or their contractors, when emptying the waste bins on the country park off Nixon Lane, and emptying the domestic waste.

“The recent heavy rain and the churning up of the verge by a large tractor covered the road in mud and water, making it almost impassable for pedestrians to get through. This lane is used by walkers, families with young children, joggers and cyclists, as well as carers and their young people with special needs who take exercise along Nixon Lane. Residents feel it is only a matter of time before an elderly person, or one of these young people or carers using Nixon Lane slips on the mud and seriously injures themselves.

“Contacts have also been made to Lancashire County Council andthey said they will send an engineer to look at things, yet no action is taking place.” South Ribble he The council did not comment by deadline.