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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

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