Cllr David Barton is intent on restoring Lord Street back to its former glory

Councillor David Barton has spoken of his delight after learning the stone balustrades at the southern end of Lord Street will be repaired later this year.

The landmark stonework has become chipped and damaged in places after many years of service.

Councillor Barton – who is focussed on restoring Lord Street to its former glory – first raised this issue with the council in 2014.

He said: “I’m delighted to report that work will begin to repair the balustrades in the spring – I have had this confirmed by the council.

“Because of the nature of the stonework and the weather factor in winter there’s no point starting work yet but I have been informed the work shall commence in spring.

“I hope this will be a boost for the town centre and something locals and visitors to our seaside town can enjoy as we aim to restore Lord Street to its former splendour.

“I would like to thank the exceptional Council Officers for their help , in particular the Sefton Parks & Greenspaces team  and I look forward to working with them in 2016 on more projects in our town centre.”

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

Editor’s Notes: Councillor Barton was elected as a Conservative councillor in May 2014. He was born and raised in Southport and represents the Dukes ward covering West Birkdale and the town centre.

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.

The next surgery takes place on January 23 2016 2-3pm


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