Council Tackles Southport’s Weed Invasion August 22nd, 2016 admin Latest News Shares Comments Council Tackles Southport’s Weed Invasion A blitz on weeds has been launched across Southport after it was revealed that regular spraying to combat the problem had been delayed. Work to tackle the growing issue of weeds on the town’s streets and pavements comes after the issue was raised with Sefton Council’s highways maintenance team by Cllr David Barton of Dukes ward. He revealed that the problem had been caused by a break in the council’s weed spraying service delivery earlier this year and delays in procuring a new service provider. Cllr Barton highlighted a number of areas where the problem was getting out of control and threatening to affect drainage. Work is now being done in these areas along with the mowing of lawns at Lord Street roundabouts, St Paul’s Square and various other locations such as Westcliffe Road, which was also highlighted by Cllr Barton. He said: “I raised issue as a matter of urgency as affected roads and streets have weeds and vegetation growing along the kerbsides which in some cases was also beginning to cover the drainage. “The worst affected roads and streets appear to have been those in direct contact with the sunshine and rain closer to the coastline. “Thankfully the issues that led to that delay in weed spraying have now been overcome and activity has now recommenced. “The weeds that subsequently die off will predominantly be removed as part of the routine street cleansing activities. “I have been assured that there will continue to be a Borough wide weed spray four times per year between March and October.” The public can raise issues around weeds directly using [email protected] or via the Sefton Call Centre. The worst affected streets highlighted by Cllr Barton are: Lord Street Lathom Road Leyland Road Hawkshead Steret Hawesside Street Marlborough Road Lancaster Road Oxford Road Scarisbrick Street Hall Street Cromer Road Hastings Road Mornington Road Derby Road Bath Street The Promenade (especially along Victorian Railings) Waterloo Road Lulworth Road Submit News Contact us with your community, business or sport news. Phone 07581350321 Email [email protected] Facebook www.facebook.com/Otsnews-Southport-1575528676012039/ 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!