Councillor McGuire and I are hoping that Sefton Council will not duck the issue of repairing pot holes in the town after being given extra funding.
The state of several roads has led to complaints from motorists and cyclists and now residents of Argyle Road have raised the issue with us.
We have responded by visiting the site of a dangerously deep pot hole and have now raised the matter with the Sefton authorities. Sue and I were very surprised when we saw the size of one particular crater in the surface of Argyle Road , Indeed, one resident joked to us that it was big enough to bury your dead !
There’s no doubt that any vehicle or bike hitting that hole could be damaged and at night it could even pose safety problems for pedestrians. It’s just been announced that Sefton Council have been awarded more than £380,000 by the Department for Transport to fund repairs of pot holes such as this. We want to ensure the money is spent as it’s intended to be.
We believe It’s simply false economy to leave these holes unattended. If they’re ignored the situation will get worse and, ultimately, will lead to even greater expenditure to repair. If these holes get any bigger I wouldn’t be surprised if real ducks landed on them !
At the time of going to press the resurfacing lorries have now rolled into place let’s just hope they will resurface the whole of the road.