Photo: David Barton

Councillor David Barton has thanked council officers after the cleaning up of the traffic islands in the town centre.

Work has taken place already along the southern end of Lord Street. The islands from and including the Duke Street roundabout up to the central cross-section of the high street at Beales have been cleaned up.

However work has been delayed on the remaining northern cross-section leading up the Manchester Road roundabout due to the recent bad weather which has included the recent storms (Desmond, Eva, Gertrude).

Councillor Barton said: “I first raised this after multiple discussions with local residents who felt the islands had become an eyesore.

“I’m happy to report that work to clear the dead foliage and asphalt debris has already commenced with the complete removal of the weeds along all islands. The remaining asphalt debris northwards of Beales shall continue as soon as the weather has stabilised after the terrible weather we’ve had recently.

“”I should like to thank the relevant departments at Sefton Council once more for their continued co-operation.

“It’s another example of the community working together for the best possible outcome for residents, visitors and of course, our local businesses.

“I hope that this will encourage more businesses and property owners to look after and maintain their structures along Lord Street as we work together to make Lord Street a true town centrepiece.

“I look forward to seeing the completion of this latest phase in my ongoing town centre conservation campaign in the near future once the weather has settled.”

Lord Street Aspault Island After

For more information please contact David Barton on 0151 934 2061 or 

If you would like to speak to him about this or any other issue he holds surgeries for residents every third Saturday of the month at the Atkinson Arts Centre on Lord Street to assist residents with any local issues or neighbourhood concerns. Dukes Ward covers the Western part of Birkdale and Hillside along with the town centre itself.

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