Former councillor encourages public to have say on cycle lanes

Infamous ex Southport councillor David Barton has become the latest politician to weigh in on the great cycle lane debate.

The former Tory councillor, who once polarised the town centre during his tenure on Sefton Council, is a well known ‘community campaigner’ who continues to push for the Victorian restoration of Southport.

Now David Barton is encouraging residents to give their feedback on the Southport cycle Lane consultation, which ends on Sunday 25 July.

Residents can have their say on Sefton’s cycle lane plans by clicking here.

The Cycle Lane proposals concern arterial routes running from Birkdale to Ainsdale, and Hesketh Park to the Plough.

Barton says: “In consideration of the fact that so many people have already submitted their feedback, I would strongly recommend anyone that still hasn’t to do so, especially those that may not ordinarily complete a consultation that may have an interest in one or several of the areas cited in the proposals.”

He says: “To the best of my resources, I have continued to raise and highlight this matter proactively yet meaningfully and I hope that others that may be in a position to do so, consider direct canvassing now that restrictions have eased substantially since this particular Consultation first began.”

“Whether you live, work, visit or spend a lot more time in the area, your say is crucial in determining the future layout of our roads and highways infrastructure, therefore I hope that as many people across the length and width of the Southport Constituency do take part if the town is to indeed recover fully and more swiftly after the COVID-19 Pandemic. Remember each response counts so if there are multiple people living in a household or using a Community Centre, etc then please be sure to contribute your feedback also.”

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