Councillor David Barton has revealed that he has managed to secure funding for new trees to be planted in the town centre.

This issue was first highlighted last year as part of Councillor Barton’s long-term vision for the town centre restoration.

However due to prudent financial planning the decision has been delayed to find the most cost-effective tender for the town.

The result will be trees planted in 19 new locations pinpointed by officers from the council’s Parks and Green-spaces department. The locations are as follows:

Location

Building number/shop name

Opposite

17 (Flutterby) replace dead tree

End of

Wellington Street (2 trees)

Opposite

1 to 9 (Mecca)

Front of

91 (B n M)

Opposite

93 to 97

Front of

129 (Toy and Gift)

Opposite

151 (The Golf Company)

Front of

171 (Shop to let)

Opposite

169

Front of

193 (The Gift Company)

Opposite

Pound Bakery

Front of

287 to 281 (Book Sale)

Front of

423 to 427 (café Parisien)

Opposite

429 (Thorntons)

Opposite

439 to 441 (Pandora)

Front of

481-487

Opposite

 489

Opposite

589

Front of

647 (Geek Pit)

Councillor Barton said: “I’m absolutely delighted that funding has been agreed for this latest stage of the town centre conservation campaign.

“I’m also glad to see that the council has been very prudent in picking the right tender for the people of the town.

“The areas around Lord St are vital to the appearance of the town both to residents and to the many visitors we attract and I hope these ongoing measures can attract new business to Southport.

“Once again this is a fine example of the council listening to the voice of the people and improving life in the town for everybody.

“I look forward to the results and seeing the tree-lined boulevard.”

For more information please contact David Barton on (07968 581611) or (davidbarton.dukesward@outlook.com)

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