Road resurfacing victory for Maghull & Lydiate Labour Action Team as work is carried out on Avondale Road

Maghull & Lydiate Labour Action Team’s Cllr John Sayers, Cllr June Burns and MP Bill Esterson.

Maghull & Lydiate Labour Action Team has smoothed the way for motorists on a busy Maghull road.

Contractors have just completed the much-needed resurfacing of Avondale Avenue after the Labour Action Team ensured that the pot-holed street was added to the list of roads to be improved.

Labour Action Team members, Cllr John Sayers, Cllr June Burns and local MP Bill Esterson visited the before the work was carried out, while contractors were on site and following completion.

Cllr Sayers said the resurfacing had been badly needed.

Cllr Sayers said: "The condition of the road now is much better. Before the work was done, there were potholes that ran the full length of Avondale Avenue. Many were quite deep.

"But obviously since the resurfacing work the condition of the road is much better."

Cllr Burns said the completion of the work is good news for Avondale Avenue residents.

Cllr Burns said: "Residents originally raised concerns with us about the poor condition of the road and we were delighted that we were able to ensure that Avondale was added to the list of roads to be resurfaced.

"Barring some delays, work on the road has been completed and residents we have spoken to are really pleased.

"We are just pleased now that the road is in a lot better condition for the people who live on Avondale."

Labour MP Bill Esterson said funding was needed to improve the condition of roads throughout Sefton.

Bill 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?

"The government needs to provide funding specifically for local authorities to make the road improvements that are so desperately needed.

"I am working to ensure that the next government commits to provide funding for vital funds to repair 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.

"I am really pleased that Sefton has found the funding to be able to make the repairs on Avondale Avenue." 

 

Maghull & Lydiate Labour Action Team’s Cllr John Sayers, Cllr June Burns and MP Bill Esterson.