Maghull Labour Action Team tackles flooding problem on Liverpool

Maghull Labour Councillors Patrick McKinley and Lynn Gatherer with Maghull Labour Action Team’s Rob Owens on Liverpool Road North where the puddle has been dealt with.


Residents on a busy Maghull road can put away their wellington boots after a flooding problem outside their homes was tackled by Maghull Labour Action Team.

Householders along Liverpool Road North raised concerns with Maghull Labour Action Team about the problem of a large pool of water gathering near their homes.

The problem started when their stretch of road was resurfaced.

Whenever it rained, a "huge puddle" would form in the road immediately in front of their gardens.

After speaking to the residents, Sudell Ward Labour Councillor Lynn Gatherer called for immediate action to be taken.

Sefton contractors carried out work at the spot and have now confirmed that the problem has been resolved.

Cllr Gatherer said: "I was contacted by residents on Liverpool Road North who said that since the road had been resurfaced, there was a problem with surface water collecting outside their driveways.

"It was quite deep and it stretched across a good space. So it was clear that action needed to be taken to resolve the problem.

"When I explained the issue to the Sefton engineers, they took immediate action to get the issue dealt with."

Cllr Gatherer, together with fellow Sudell Ward Labour Councillor Patrick McKinley and Maghull Labour Action Team's Rob Owens will now continue to monitor the site.

Cllr Gatherer said: "As the weather starts getting wetter, we will obviously be keeping a close eye on the spot to make sure the problem doesn't return.

"The last thing we would want to see is for a large puddle to form and for that to freeze over in the winter.

"So we will be making regular visits, particularly when it rains, just to keep an eye on things."


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