Labour Action Teams inundated with reports of potholes in East S

Patrick McKinley


Local Labour Action Teams have been inundated with emails and phone calls from residents who are calling for potholes on roads throughout East Sefton to be dealt with.

Following the cold snap in December, Labour called on the government to match the last Labour government's £700,000 grant which was given last year to improve the borough's roads.

But since then, the problem of potholes has increased.

Areas flagged up by residents include: Station Road, Lancaster Close, Derby Grove and Hickson Avenue.

Maghull Labour campaigner and candidate for Sudell Ward for May's local elections, Patrick McKinley, said the Labour Action Teams are continuing to receive complaints from residents on a daily basis.

Patrick said: "The Lib Dem-Tory cuts are being forced on us mean that we are unlikely to get extra funding to deal with the very poor condition of our roads. But when you consider motorists are paying very high rates in road tax, the very least we should see are roads which are safe to drive on.

"The condition of the roads at the moment are dangerous.

"I've spoken to a number of people who say they have had punctured tyres and damaged suspensions because they have driven into potholes.

"Others say the loose chippings which seem to be littering our roads are being thrown up by car tyres and are hitting other vehicles leaving dents and scratches. This can also be dangerous as the chipping can break windscreens."

Aintree resident Marion Atkinson, who is the Labour candidate for Molyneux Ward, said the Labour Action Teams are continuing to compile recorded complaints which are being passed on to Sefton Council.

Marion said: "We have had lots of calls from motorists and residents throughout Maghull, Aintree, Melling and Lydiate who are all reporting potholes in their roads.

"People can still report their problem areas to the Labour Action Teams by emails:
seftoncentrallabour@gmail.com

"I do urge people to get in touch. We need to ensure the technical services department is aware of all of the problem areas so they can take action to deal with it."

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