Photo: Virginia Street Sink hole

Dangerous Southport Sink hole two years on

The sink hole that first reported on in 2014 is still a recurring problem two years on.

Sefton Council was first informed in 2014 but done nothing about the dangerous situation.

Sefton Council guard Southport sink hole (July 17 2016)


A sink hole re-appeared on Virginia Street, Southport this afternoon, Sunday 17 July 2016

Yet another sink hole has appeared on Virginia Street, this time outside the entrance to  Lidl.

An engineer on site today told our reporter: “United Utilities will carry out a dig sometime this coming week to decide who is liable for the sink hole – United Utilities or Sefton council.”

On our Facebook page, Mark Taylor said: “The roads in Southport are an absolute disgrace in fact I would go as far to say that the road network in the area is totally out of control!”

“Where has our road tax money gone to maintain our roads?”

“Lennon would turn in his grave as Southport surpasses the 4000 potholes they had in Blackburn by ten fold at least.”

“In Windsor road there is so much grass growing in the gutters you could play crown green bowls curbside style.”

Also read the 2014 report

UPDATED Drivers warned of dangerous sink hole in Virginia Street Southport

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