Residents and school children face the threat of being soaked by vehicles encountering deep pools of water on Marshside Road.

Despite recent resurfacing the road camber was left unchanged and after rainfall a huge pool develops at the kerbside leaving pedestrians continually in danger of being drenched whenever vehicles pass.

Cambridge Ward Councillor Pat Keith, whose attention was drawn to the situation by residents, has reported it to Sefton Council highways department and said:

“ These huge pools of water are close to several schools, including Stanley, and as a mother and grandmother I do not want to see children arriving for lessons soaked to the skin after being heavily splashed  by passing vehicles.

“ Apart from the risk to the children of colds and chills the water is probably far from clean and therefore another health hazard. This also applies to adults and other pedestrians who receive an unwanted shower.”