On boxing day a 200 plus oak tree fell in Botanic Gardens in Churchtown, Southport.

The saturated grounds and side slope this giant old oak tree stood tall upon caused this giant to fall.

Unfortunately Sefton Council made three park staff redundant earlier this year, so it may be cleared some time in the future.

The Met Office warning said: “Please be aware of the potential for some disruption when Storm Frank hits on Wednesday binging gales and heavy rain to the Southport and the surrounding area.”

The Environment Agency already has Flood Alerts in place for a large area near the coast, from Formby, Southport and Banks.

Flood Alerts are also in place for a large area of West Lancashire, in an area including Parbold, Newburgh, Hoscar, and Rufford, where the Leeds-Liverpool Canal broke its banks on Saturday (Boxing Day).


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