A new store in the town centre has been given an early taste of community spirit after local councillors helped tidy the alley way down the side of the shop.
The gap between Entwhistle Green and the new War Games shop had become littered with discarded tools, beer cans and overgrown with dense moss and foliage growth.
But it is now tidy thanks to the efforts of Councillor David Barton, Councillor Harry Bliss and his wife Jackie Bliss.
The trio spent an afternoon blitzing the alley of litter so the area is now usable for local shoppers and is no longer an eyesore for local residents.
Councillor Barton said: “The alley was a mess and it was no way to welcome a new business to Southport. In an ideal world the town would be tidy and welcoming for new businesses, the many tourists we welcome to the town and of course our local residents.”
Martin McNeil, owner of the new War Games store added: “I should like to thank Councillor Barton and his team for their help.
“As a new business it has been invaluable especially during the busy festive period. Councillor Barton really did help us settle in and I’d recommend any business needing some assistance to speak to him.
“I can’t thank him and his colleagues enough for taking the time and trouble to improve our high street and his efforts to restore the town centre”.
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