Photo: David Barton(left), Michael Hill

A Southport Councillor’s Quick Fix

A local businessman has thanked Councillor David Barton after he requested help regarding refuse collection.

Michael Hill, who has several tenants on Arnside Terrace in the town centre, turned to the councillor after refuse wagons servicing the road seemed unable to lift the new Euro-bin.

After contacting the council Mr Hill was told that the bins could not be emptied as soil and furniture had been deposited in them.

However he said this was not the case and waste was spilling out of the bins into the street.

He then contacted Councillor Barton who spoke with the relevant department and ensured the bins were emptied the next day.

Mr Hill said: “It’s a great help to a business like ours to have a proactive councillor like David Barton who is happy to take on the issues of local residents and do his best to resolve them.

“Within 24 hours of speaking to Councillor Barton the bins had been emptied and the issue resolved.”

Councillor Barton added: “I’m pleased that Mr Hill spoke to me and I was able to resolve the issue for him and his tenants.

“It is vital for the town that we work together on issues like this to achieve the best possible outcome for everyone. I would therefore implore more of my constituents to get in touch with their local issues & neighbourhood concerns so that I may be able to assist them.”

For more information please contact David Barton on 0151 934 2061 or


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