The Southport Cycle Project finally patched up


Photo: Workmen finally arrive at the Portland/King Street junction


The huge pot holes and loose cobbles was today tarmaced over on Portland/King Street after months of calls and campaigning about the state of the junction, Friday January 8 2016.

Residents, businesses owners and Cllr David Barton have worked together in order to get this work pushed  through.

Cllr David Barton was today visiting businesses affected by the essential resurfacing work, he said: “I’m pleased that this work has finally been carried out. I’ve been liaising with the businesses and people affected by the damage for some time and I know they will be delighted it has now been repaired. I’d like to thank the relevant departments at the town hall for their help in ensuring this work was carried out despite the terrible weather we’ve had recently.”

barton-nolan-Photo: Cllr David Barton(right) with Portland Street business owner Mr John Nolan ‘The antiques man’.


The Southport Cycle Project Fiasco Continues (December 30 2015)

Residents and business owners have been complaining to Sefton Council regarding the loose cobbles the Portland/King Street since 2012.

Mr Walsh(above) quoted: “We have to swerve around this daily, it’s getting bigger by the day. I just hope a cyclist doesn’t ride over it”.

One Portland Street shop owner said: “Occasionally contractors turn up and throw tarmac in the holes. I have complained about this one three times now and still nothing”

Remember this is the intersection that has been featured by onthespot (Phil Rodwell) quite a few times from work that was finished that had to be undone and refinished, to the health and safety issues and the problems with the road closure.

Will Sefton Councils rectify its shoddy work once and for all?

king street SouthportPhoto: King Street resident Mr Walsh

Portland Street Cycle Project fiasco UPDATE

Today Friday 3rd March 2012 the Portland Street part of the King Street intersection was dug up again by contractors following defects to the concrete (cracking).

Below was the state of play on (Friday 11th March 2011) when it started to rain and a large puddle emerged.

But that is not the end of it……….

phil-rodwell-ots-news-southport-duckShortly after at 3.40pm a yellow duck arrived and 7 minutes later 2 more ducks arrived.

phil-rodwell-ots-3-ducks-southportA spokesman for the early learning centre said the ducks where at Lord Street at 3-00pm.

No one from the Council was available for comment but a council worker did say QUACK QUACK!

Below – Contractors digging up the road today Friday 3rd February 2012

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