Crosby & Blundellsands Labour Councillor Veronica Bennett celebr

Veronica Bennett on Hastings Road
 
Crosby & Blundellsands Labour Councillor Veronica Bennett said she is delighted residents have won the battle of Hastings Road.
 
For years residents have called for the road to be resurfaced.
 
But for years their calls went unheard.
 
Residents contacted Cllr Bennett who took their calls to Sefton Cabinet member for Technical Services, Cllr John Fairclough, who has now confirmed that resurfacing work will begin at the beginning of next month.
 
Cllr Bennett said: "A number of residents contacted me during the election campaign before I was a councillor to tell me that they had been asking for their road to be resurfaced for years.
 
"The road had clearly fallen into a state of disrepair over the years with large sections gathering water when it rained. It w3as also treacherous during the winter months when ice formed.
 
"So I spoke to Cllr John Fairclough who has now confirmed that work will begin on the road early next month."
 
Cllr Bennett said this was a victory for the residents.
 
Cllr Bennett said: "Sefton has had to make £64m worth of cuts in the past two years, and it is facing another £68m in the next two years due to the Tory-Lib Dem government.
 
"This has obviously affected services in the borough, including road resurfacing.
 
"But the controlling Labour Group is determined to continue to make the improvements that residents want to see.
 
"That's why we are seeing local roads in Sefton, like Hastings Road, benefit from road resurfacing.
 
"I'd like to thank the residents of Hastings road who contacted me about this issue."