‘Further action is possible at a dangerous junction that’s seen several recent road traffic accidents.’

That’s the view of Our West Lancashire, with the Independent political party welcoming news that LCC’s finally listened to local residents, dropping plans for a one-way system on Halsall Lane, Ormskirk.

However, they say this mustn’t mean an end to efforts to improve safety at the Fiveways junction.

Ian Davis, who previously spoke out in support of Halsall Lane residents who had felt ignored by local councillors, told QLocal yesterday: “More than half the responses to the consultation came from Halsall Lane and there was overwhelming opposition to the proposed one way system. I’m glad the county council have dropped the plan, but if the local councillors had been listening to residents in the first place, it would never have got this far.”

Gordon Johnson, an Ormskirk activist with Our West Lancashire and a retired police officer said that the efforts to improve safety at the Fiveways junction must continue.

“I understand that new signal controllers may be installed, but there are other possible improvements.

“There is some land available that would allow a widened approach to the junction from one direction and traffic light enforcement cameras might also have a role.

“Lancashire County Council need to start more detailed discussions with the residents of Ormskirk,” he concluded.