Council workers resurfacing a road laid tarmac around cars, Chester Road, High Park, Southport, Monday 28 September 2015.

Contractors had put up notices and wrote to residents weeks in advance warning them works were about to begin.

But when they arrived at the street they found one drivers had forgotten to move their vehicles.

Workmen were unable to find the owner of the Mini so they worked around it.

They re-laid the Road but left the car in a neat square of unsurfaced road.

The workers plan to go back to finish the job as soon as they can track down the owners, who has not yet been identified.

Local Gary Ellis, 39, said:

“I couldn’t believe my eyes when I saw it. There were signs up for weeks saying the road was going to be resurfaced so there was plenty of warning.”

“Unfortunately the contractor was unable to identify the owner of the car and get it removed on the day of the works.

“Hopefully the contractor will return to complete the works when the car is moved.”


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