UPDATED Cllr Dawson wants answers following Portland Street railway crossing fatality in Southport January 17th, 2013 admin Latest News Shares Comments Portland Street railway crossing – need for further attention following fatality Southport Lib Dem Councillor Tony Dawson has contacted Sefton Council Service Manager, Alan Hogan of CAPITA SYMONDS Highways and Infrastructure after reading about the fatality incident at Portland Street level crossing. Cllr Dawson read about the incident on Southport’s number 1 news media OTS News.co.uk. Below is the email Cllr Dawson sent to Alan Hogan. Alan, I am concerned at the state of Portland Street railway crossing , following the fatality incident the day before yesterday. There is need for a bit of extra cleaning up to be done still. I realise that the track is owned by Network Rail but it is also a highway at this point and it is the pedestrian users of the highway who are most concerned at the extent of barely-covered human remains (blood/tissue) which have emerged as some of the sand which was originally laid around the line where the fatality took place has moved due to traffic. Having seen a couple of complaints about this I went to have a look for myself and can see the point which people are making. For those who know what happened on Tuesday night, the association of the emerging red with what they know is not very nice. I would suggest a compressor and a high pressure hose might be the answer, possibly followed by a further light sprinkling of salt/sand. I should be grateful if you could liaise with Network Rail to see how quickly this task might be accomplished – and if you can keep me in touch with what is happening. Thanks in anticipation. (Cllr) Tony Dawson UPDATE Dear Cllr Dawson, I’ve contacted Network Rail and they have raised this on their system . This will now be allocated to the appropriate team. They were unable to give a precise timing for the additional cleaning exercise but did confirm it would be dealt with urgently. I’ve copied Cleansing in on this e-mail in case they need to play a part on the adjoining highway. Regards Alan Alan Hogan Service Manager, Highways and Infrastructure Submit News Contact us with your community, business or sport news. Phone 07930717137 Email email@example.com 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 firstname.lastname@example.org – relying only on the newspaper is to restrict yourself to an ever reducing audience. Onthespot – your online reporter www.onthespotnews.co.uk Do you have a story to tell? Please text or phone 07930717137 or email email@example.com Follow OTS (Onthespot) on Twitter www.twitter.com/onthespot_news Related Comments comments!