Southport Councillor’s Breath of Fresh Air

Councillor David Barton has revealed his plans for the funds allocated to his ward through the Section 106 scheme.

The scheme provides money for councils to spend on community and social projects.

He wants to see more green spaces in the town and also ensure specialist equipment is purchased to clean the stone balustrades, pavements and urns used for floral displays.

Money would also be allocated to train members of the council team on how to use this equipment.

Other plans include maintenance work on the nautilus fountain along northern Lord Street and a great slew of additional non-sap tree sites on Lord Street.

Councillor Barton said: “This will help further improve the air quality on Lord Street and at the same time enhance its appearance which will hopefully increase investment and tourism into our seaside resort town which was recently reported to be lacking.

“I would also like to see more trees on many of the residential roads in my district including Aughton Road and the purchase of stained planters for displays.”

Outside of the town centre Councillor Barton would like to see more trees across his ward on many of the roads.

He said: “Given these are self- sustaining and proven to boost good health and air quality I believe it would be prudent to acquire and seek the agreement of as sites as possible.

“I’d especially like this on the main arterial roads, which see much road traffic throughout the day, given the long- term benefits for everyone, especially for the people living there.”

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


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