Maghull Labour Action Team discusses what action Sefton Council

Sudell Ward Labour Councillors Patrick McKinley and Lynn Gatherer with Maghull Labour Action Team’s Rob Owens.

 

Maghull Labour Action Team has met with Sefton Council officers and local residents to discuss how flooding on a busy Maghull road will be resolved.

Cllrs Lynn Gatherer and Patrick McKinley met with council contractors to discuss what immediate work is being undertaken to bring to an end the problem of flooding on School Lane.

A stretch of the primary link road between Maghull and the M58 is regularly underwater as a result of heavy rainfall.

Cllr Gatherer said: "The flooding on School Lane has been a problem for too long. Not only is it dangerous, but it will lead to long term damage of the road, which was resurfaced not too long ago.

"Cllr McKinley and I met with a number of residents and the council's contractor to ensure that work was going to go ahead to finally resolve the problem.

"They are taking immediate steps to temporarily resolve the situation and they are investigating what measures can be taken to come up with a long-term solution, including the installation of a new highway drain.

"But this is obviously all dependent on what funding is available."

The two Labour Councillors have been told that the council intends to install a length of new drainage including four new road gullies to aid ther existing drainage system. And contractors will make further investigations to determine what further action is required.

Cllr McKinley said he would continue to monitor the road.

Cllr McKinley said: "Sefton Council has pulled out all the stops on this one.

"In spite of an extremely tight budget situation they have organised resources to provide an interim solution until a longer term one can be found."

 

Sudell Ward Labour Councillors Patrick McKinley and Lynn Gatherer with Maghull Labour Action Team’s Rob Owens.