Councillor David Barton has organised the replacement of the turquoise railings at the Southern end of Lord Street on a like-for-like basis after they were damaged in a car collision earlier this summer.

Having reported this straight away to the Council, the new railings have been recently refitted as part of an ongoing campaign led by Councillor Barton to restore Lord Street to its former beauty and splendour for the benefit of his local community and the growing local economy.

Having managed to secure an attractive quote tender for £1350 covered by the Council’s own department the new railings have been restored in time for this year’s Musical Fireworks Competition where many tourists are due to visit the town for this popular annual event.

Councillor Barton said: “I am pleased that this trademark gateway to Southport has now been restored to its correct appearance for the appreciation of both local residents and visitors alike that frequent our town throughout the year. Appreciations must go to the Council Officers who have acted swiftly to address this issue who have made a real difference for the wider community here in Dukes Ward and Southport beyond. It is now my hope that Cllr Dawson can finally agree with myself and Cllr Pat Ball to the necessary ward funding to have the remaining railing cross sections along the Lord Street boulevard restored on a like-for-like basis as has been the case in this instance for the greater good of not only preserving the conservation zone, but that of our local constituents. Having already managed to obtain an attractive quote tender for these remaining railing partitions at £1550 which will include repainting of the black railings besides the former Tourist Information Centre in their trademark turquoise I sincerely hope that I am able to finish my work on this individual case as requested by many local residents already from all across Southport.”


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