EFFORTS will be made to tidy up yellow lines on Bridge Street in Ramsbottom after a councillor complained.

Ramsbottom representative Cllr Robert Hodkinson made representations on the matter at a Town Hall full council meeting on September 14 after residents and traders told him the lines were a mess.

He asked: "Ramsbottom town centre is part of a conservation area — an area of special character.

"The double-yellow lines should be narrow, light and primrose in colour, which are less intrusive and designed to protect the town's unique character.

"The recent work carried out at the top of Bridge Street included reinstating the missing yellow lines. It was not done in accordance with our conservation policy.

"We now have a patchwork of missing, worn, bright, yellow, wide and narrow lines.

"Will the council's environment representative, Cllr Alan Quinn, go back to our highways department and make the necessary arrangements to reinstate the correct double-yellow lines along the length of Bridge Street?"

Cllr Quinn replied: "Yes, of course I will. I understand where you're coming from and I will speak with the engineering department come back to you."

Cllr Hodkinson also asked why the council did not resurface the top end of Bridge Street during the recent five-week road closure.

He added: "Surely this was a missed opportunity to do the job properly?"

Cllr Quinn replied: "The condition of the section of Bridge Street from Crow Lane to Bolton Street was assessed as being in sufficiently sound repair."

He added that patch repairs were carried out and this cost a fifth of the price of resurfacing the whole section of road.

"The council does not have the necessary funds to undertake resurfacing works to roads that are not in need of such interventions when there are other roads within the borough that are in much more need," added Cllr Quinn.