Councillor paves the way for cleaner streets


Local councillor David Barton has welcomed the news that deep cleansing along many of Southport’s shopping side streets has commenced.

Councillor Barton, who first raised this issue back in September 2014, has been campaigning for this as part of his wider efforts to clean up the town.

The roads scheduled to receive deep cleansing by the contractors include:-
Scarisbrick Avenue, Waveley Street, Wesley Street, Tulketh Street (Chapel Street to Wesley Street section), Chapel Street, Eastbank Street (pavement between Specsavers to Eastbank Square, Chapel Street side) and Nevill Street (York paving section in front of Leo’s Bar).

Councillor Barton said:  “I would like to thank the Southport BID in particular Andrew Sloman for having pursued my concern which I raised both privately and in public with him regarding this much needed street cleaning venture.

“This will be greatly appreciated by our local small business community and partner organisations such as the remarkable Wesley Street Traders and the dedicated Sefton Carers at the Living Well Centre on Scarisbrick Avenue who do a tremendous job reinvigorating people’s health and wellbeing.

“It will also be welcomed by the businesses on the main side roads where we enjoy a high turnout from visitors during our peak tourism season, no matter the economic climate. In cases such as Chapel Street and Nevill Street, I am sure this will be a huge boost to our local economy reminding people why they should visit our beautiful town.

“Whilst we have collectively achieved another success for the town with respect to its regeneration I would like to take this opportunity to remind people to get involved wherever they can and join us volunteering here in Southport, in particular the Lord Street In Bloom Volunteers skilfully led by Mrs Pauline Morris who does a stellar job each year maintaining these.”


If you would like to speak to him about this or any other issue he holds surgeries for residents every third Saturday of the month at the Atkinson Arts Centre on Lord Street to assist residents with any local issues or neighbourhood concerns. Dukes Ward covers the Western part of Birkdale and Hillside along with the town centre itself. Upcoming Surgeries:

November- 21st 2-3pm Atkinson Arts Centre

December- 19th- 2-3pm Atkinson Arts Centre


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