THE WORST ROADS EVER
LIVING in Ainsdale and travelling across Southport it is highly noticeable that many road surfaces apparently renewed last year are now in a terrible condition.
Surface grit applied last year by contractors has spread all over the roads, into gutters etc exposing rough and potentially unsafe road surfaces.
I telephoned Sefton Council about two months ago to raise the issue.
I stated that in particular problems driving down Kenilworth Road towards Ainsdale beach.
It was as if a hailstone shower was underway beneath the car.
Lots of grit flung up by the wheels, hitting the car.
I notice that in the Norwood area the same problem exists, yet I cannot see any actions by the council to address this problem across our wards.
A question arising is how much of council tax monies were spent, resulting in this poor outcome in road resurfacing across Southport in 2016?
Also what was the contactors work specification/expected as a result of that spending?
In 30 years living here myself and others have not seen such bad road surfaces.
I will be asking under a freedom of information request to the council just how much money was spent and the standard of road surface finish specified in the road surfacing contract.
In the meantime I hope they will be taking steps to resolve this. Bill Givens