Southport Town Hall entry bollard problem resolved July 23rd, 2016 admin Latest News Shares Comments Southport Town Hall entry bollard problem resolved Cllr David Barton spoke to OTSNews.co.uk this week, he said: “I can now report back that after continuing to report this item to the relevant departments at Sefton Council, since this was first raised with me shortly after being elected your local councillor, this issue has now been resolved for the benefit of the community.” “The designated Engineer has now been out to the bollards this week and has mended them. He has identified some problems, for instance cars parking on the loop that have been causing the system to fail. These are presently being addressed by the Engineer to prevent further obstruction to the Entry Barrier system operating on Lord Street immediately outside the Southport Town Hall.” “Previously the Council had employed their own electrical contractor as the first call-out when the bollards failed. If the issue was found to be hydraulic then they would call out their specialist sub-contractor. At the time this option was chosen as this was found to be the most cost effective approach. Despite since proving to be an ineffective solution in the long- term due to continual maintenance work arising from the issues alluded to previously the Council has since re-employed the original Company that installed the bollards on a comprehensive maintenance agreement. This contract is due to commence shortly therefore alleviating the past issues associated with the bollards being out of action for extended periods of time.” “Many appreciations once again to everyone who raised this issue with me during Summer 2014. Together we can make Southport a brighter better place for everyone. Onwards & upwards!” “In the meantime should anyone be they local resident or business owner wish to get in touch with any local issues or neighbourhood concerns, please do not hesitate to contact me on:- TELEPHONE: 07968 581611 EMAIL: [email protected] WEBSITE: www.davidbarton.uk.com POST: 19 Oxford Road, Birkdale, Southport, PR8 2JR SURGERY: Every third Saturday of the month 2-3pm at the Atkinson Arts Centre, Lord Street ONLINE MESSAGE: David Barton- Dukes Ward Southport Onwards & Upwards! 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!