200+ year old oak tree collapses in Botanic Gardens in Southport (otsnews.tv) December 29th, 2015 webteam Latest News Shares Comments On boxing day a 200 plus oak tree fell in Botanic Gardens in Churchtown, Southport. The saturated grounds and side slope this giant old oak tree stood tall upon caused this giant to fall. Unfortunately Sefton Council made three park staff redundant earlier this year, so it may be cleared some time in the future. The Met Office warning said: “Please be aware of the potential for some disruption when Storm Frank hits on Wednesday binging gales and heavy rain to the Southport and the surrounding area.” The Environment Agency already has Flood Alerts in place for a large area near the coast, from Formby, Southport and Banks. Flood Alerts are also in place for a large area of West Lancashire, in an area including Parbold, Newburgh, Hoscar, and Rufford, where the Leeds-Liverpool Canal broke its banks on Saturday (Boxing Day). Submit News Contact us with your community, business or sport news. Phone 07581350321 Email [email protected] Facebook www.facebook.com/otsnews.co.uk Twitter www.twitter.com/onthespot_news Breaking local news as it happens, searchable archives with photographs, the ability to instantly comment on news articles – there are so many advantages to OTS (Onthespot) News. If you want your news read locally online then send it to [email protected]– relying only on the newspaper is to restrict yourself to an ever reducing audience. Related Comments comments!