Pot-holed Maghull road to be resurface within months after Maghull & Lydiate Labour Action Team raised concerns

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A pot-holed Maghull road will be resurfaced by no later than the summer after the issue was raised by Maghull & Lydiate Labour Action Team.

Maghull & Lydiate Labour Action Team's Cllr June Burns highlighted the issue of the sorry state of Avondale Avenue to the council's highways department.

After Cllr Burns identified Avondale Avenue as being in need of repair, Sefton confirmed that the road was now scheduled to be resurfaced.

The Labour Action Team this week received confirmation that the "initial works programme indicates completion in September 2014".

Cllr Burns said she was pleased that the road will be repaired within months.

Cllr Burns said: "This is great news for the residents of Avondale Avenue. The condition of this road is in urgent need of attention. There are potholes that run the full length of the road.

"So it is really encouraging that Sefton not only listened to the concerns of the residents after the Labour Action Team raised the issue with them, but they have now confirmed that work will be completed within months."

Cllr Burns said one of the biggest problems for the condition of our roads in Maghull, Lydiate and throughout Sefton, has been the huge cuts to Sefton's budget.

Cllr Burns said: "Sefton has had millions cut from its budget because of the Tory-Lib Dem Government. It has lost in total more than 40% of its overall budget. Is there any wonder why roads, not just here in Sefton but throughout the region, are crumbling?

"I have spoken at length about this issue with our MP Bill Esterson. He agrees that the government needs to provide funding specifically for local authorities to make the road improvements that are so desperately needed.

"Bill is lobbying the government in parliament so that Sefton can get a share of a pothole repair fund so work can be done to improve our roads.

"Motorists pay road tax. We pay taxes on our petrol. Some of that money needs to be channeled back into making sure that our roads are fit to drive on."

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