MP for Hornsey and Wood Green
Highgate Liberal Democrat councillor Melanie Simpson has written to the Council asking for urgent action to ensure that a steep pathway between Wood Lane and Priory Gardens (to Highgate tube station) is regularly cleared of leaves and debris. The move follows a number of complaints from local residents many of whom use the route regularly to get to the tube station. Cllr Simpson has repeatedly called for action over the dangerous path.
The pathway is on very steep slope and is lined on both sides by trees, with the result that on wet days fallen leaves make the path extremely slippery and potentially very hazardous. Cllr Simpson is concerned that the Council and the station authorities will not take this issue seriously until someone has a serious accident on the path.
Cllr Melanie Simpson comments:
“Leaves are always a problem at this time of the year but this pathway is particularly hazardous. The Council must work with the station to take this more seriously. It is particularly steep and is used by the hundreds of people every day as a route to Highgate tube station.
“I am deeply concerned that someone will have a nasty accident unless there is action to address the problem, ensuring it is cleared frequently. I will be maintaining pressure on them until I see an improvement.”