Shoppers or would be shoppers as illustrated in the video below are fed up with the Southport Pay & Display Parking Meters.

Potential customers are sick of having to start looking for pre 2012 5p & 10p coins to pay for parking tickets.

OTSnews spoke to other visitors to the resort today, who said,

“Sefton are making millions of pounds out of motorists but they continue to rip us off good style with these out of date machines.

Increased parking prices, no change given from the machines resulting in many people choosing to shop in either Ormskirk, Liverpool One or Trafford Centre”

Can Lord Street be saved?

ots-lordstjpg-1MP John Pugh has done an audit of Lord St shops which shows the pressure Lord St is under, he said,

“Lord Street used to be famous for its quality, independent stores but of the 167 shops less than half (73) are now retail and 17% (29) are vacant with 11 Charity Shops filling the gap. Sefton is complacently presiding over a real decline in Southport’s most valuable physical asset.

“There is no strategy or vision in place. It was all well and good to have a Halloween festival a couple of weeks back but the danger is that we end up with a ghost town.

“I get no feeling that senior council officers in their Bootle bases are losing any sleep over this problem though I encounter many members of the Southport public with good ideas for Lord St revival.”


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