Friday, 19 November 2010


The uneven road surface at Aughton Road level crossing has long been of concern to Birkdale residents.  Massive potholes just besides the railway lines have been a danger to cyclists as well as to car shock absorbers.

Following complaints from residents, Birkdale’s Councillor Simon Shaw took the matter up with Sefton Council.

“Because the problem is right by the railway, responsibility for repairs lies with Railtrack, not Sefton.  I know that council officers have been in repeated contact trying to get Railtrack to fulfil their responsibilities,” explains Simon.

“In September, Railtrack finally filled in the potholes, but they might as well not have bothered!  Within days the holes were back, and I contacted the council yet again.”

Simon now reports that, at long last, a proper repair job was done at the beginning of November.

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