Animal lovers are calling for urgent action to fix the broken fence, next to the c2c line in Old Leigh. Alan Clary, owner of Bubbles Pet Care, in Broadway, Leigh, is demanding work takes place to prevent any further deaths.Couldn't they just keep their bloody animals on a lead? Wouldn't that solve the problem?
Mr Clary, of Eastwood Road North, Leigh, 50, told the Echo: “It’s not the first dog to get on there and get hit. Other dogs have died there.
“At the end of the week I’m going to go down there and have a look at the fencing. Someone has got to do something, Network Rail haven’t. A dog could also cause a derailment.”It'd have to be a bloody big one! It's not like the driver might swerve, is it?
Peter Wexham, Lib Dem councillor for Leigh, is aware of the problem and is going to do all he can to get the fences sorted out as soon as possible.
He said: “I knew it had happened, it’s quite upsetting. Something certainly needs to be done.
“I will get on to the council and Network Rail and get them to check the fences.”Why don't you simply tell your local voters to try some self-help?
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