by timpickstone on October 2, 2012
A couple of updates relating to Upper Wilton Street (the busy street which leads up the side of Heaton Park Metrolink Station):
A number of residents have complained about the poor lighting on this street, which is obviously used by a lot of pedestrians walking to and from the tram. At my request Bury Council have asked Metrolink to cut back some of the trees and overgrowth which are causing the problem and are going to check back in a couple of weeks to ensure that this has been done.
This does seem to be a problem that re-occurs every few years so please do not hesitate to let me know if it becomes an issue again.
Thanks to the persistence of one local resident, we have managed to get the owner of the small empty office building close the juction with Bury Old Road to tidy up the site and clear away some fly-tipping which has been there for some time. Developers do have an obligation to keep sites like this safe, but this one has taken some time to get right.