Balustrades back to their best

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Cllr David Barton has secured funding to restore the Southern Balustrades along Duke Street extending from Portland Street to Duke Street.


Having continued to raise this issue with Council Officials Cllr Barton and the Parks & Greenspaces Department have successfully managed to achieve alternative budget funding using the same quote tender he obtained previously.

This will see not only the jet washing of the stone walling but to have the cracks and chips including the exposed wall rendering restored on a like-for-like basis for the benefit of the local community.


  Having first raised this last year with the Council, Cllr Barton has pursued this issue ever since as part of his ongoing Conservation Campaign to return the Lord Street Boulevard back to its former splendour and glory.

Cllr Barton said: “I am truly delighted for the people of Southport. Having long campaigned on this issue I am so grateful to all the conscientious and dedicated Officers at the Parks & Greenspaces Department here at Sefton Council.


“Having previously been blocked funding to complete this project after securing the funding from a separate Council Budget to have the Northern and Central Balustrades cleaned from Manchester Road up to Eastbank Street initially and later a partial cross- section of the Southern balustrades to Market Street, I was concerned that these beautiful structures may not receive the tender loving care they have urgently required for many years.


“As a regular gardening volunteer along the Lord Street boulevard I am delighted that I have been able to finally achieve this long- awaited outcome as part of my ongoing restoration journey here with the local businesses and leaseholders in Southport.

“Having seen first- hand the great work that the Lord Street In Bloom Volunteers do coupled with that of the Parks & Greenspaces I know this will be truly appreciated by many people that live, work and visit our town.


“Having completed this next phase in my Town Audit I shall be continuing to work with the Authorities and the local businesses here as part of my ongoing efforts to drive inward investment into the town, namely through attracting new aspiring professionals to set up and do business here in Southport for the long- term.”

For more information please contact David Barton on 0151 934 2061 or [email protected]


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