Councillors Harry Bliss and David Barton have dug in to help residents who had become concerned about the state of their local area.

One local, who lives on Court Road, contacted Councillor Bliss, Conservative Cambridge, about the state of the area at the junction of Court Road and North Road which included the need to clean dense weed growth from the gutters and surrounding paving.

A request for assistance was made to the Council but there were no funds to complete this work, therefore Cllr Bliss, his colleague Councillor David Barton and a group of local residents  from Cambridge and Dukes ward joined together to tidy up the area and removed the green waste.


Councillor Bliss said:  “I would like to thank the resident who first contacted me about this issue. Had this not happened we could not have managed to achieve what we have done today for the local community.

“This will be greatly appreciated by the local residents here on Court Road and neighbouring North Street who pass this area on a daily basis.”

Councillor Barton said: “I am delighted to have been able to assist my colleague Councillor Bliss and his local residents here in neighbouring Cambridge Ward, especially given the close proximity with the Town centre here in Dukes Ward. By working together we can truly deliver the best possible service for our community and local residents alike. I look forward to working with Cllr Bliss and more local residents on projects across Southport in the future ahead as we seek to restore Southport’s character and local economy for the benefit of the town.”

For more information please contact:-

Cllr Harry Bliss on 07740985405 and

If you would like to speak to them about this or any other issue they 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.

Upcoming Surgeries:

October- 17th 2-3pm Atkinson Arts Centre

November- 21st 2-3pm Atkinson Arts Centre

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


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