Councillor David Barton is pleased to report back on his latest restoration venture as part of his ongoing Lord Street conservation campaign here in Southport.

Having documented and reported all known locations across the Dukes Ward on his own town audit Cllr Barton has been working closely with the Council Officers as part of his ongoing conservation efforts to restore his hometown for his constituents and year round tourists to the resort. Cllr Barton is therefore delighted to report back that he has already managed to obtain the necessary restoration work on the two telephone boxes here on Lord Street which has involved repainting on a like-for-like basis situated close by to acclaimed local businesses including the Tea Rose Garden Café and Batty & Dexter Opticians.

Councillor Barton said: “ Having spoken to many local businesses already across Southport it is essential that we work together to give our town the best possible opportunity to appeal to present and aspiring business people considering setting up in the empty shop fronts here in Southport, especially Lord Street which has until recent years enjoyed a long tradition of unique and successful businesses in their own right that have contributed greatly to our local economy. This will allow the Council more income to spend on beneficial and desired services such as maintaining the Parks and Greenspaces across all parts of the Borough. I would like to thank all the owners of the Telephone boxes, which despite now being predominantly privately owned, who have already gotten in touch with the Council and have begun the necessary restoration work on these stunning timepieces here in Southport.”

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