A local campaigner, Mike Prendergast, has raised concerns over the conditions of the road surface along a busy stretch of road in Birkdale.
‘The route along Westbourne Road on to Grosvenor Road in Birkdale, up to the level crossing in at Crescent Road, is about a mile long. Most of this stretch of road is blighted with potholes and a severely damaged road surface, in places there appear to be potholes in the potholes! This obviously has the potential to damage vehicles and is a hazard for cyclists who very often have to swerve round some of the potholes.’
‘I am campaigning and working with local councillor Sir Ron Watson CBE to see if we can arrange for Sefton Council to resurface this stretch of road, or at the very least get some of the potholes filled in. The condition of the road in this part of Dukes Ward is very poor and as well as being an issue about the state of our local infrastructure it also presents road safety hazard as well.’
‘All local authorities are under a statutory duty to maintain the highway and local residents pay some of the highest Council Tax rates in the borough so it’s not unreasonable to expect that a busy road and bus route is maintained to a decent standard.’
It is hoped that a successful outcome can be achieved for the benefit of local residents.