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Publication date:- 2017-23-09

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Lord Street, Southport Resurfacing Work

SOUTHPORT Town Centre busses and traffic have been affected by the closure of Lord Street, due to resurfacing work taking place. The temporarily closure of the main through road is expected to be finished on 27 October 2017, but is weather dependent. Those attending the British Musical Fireworks and other events in the run up to Halloween are reminded to take extra time out in case of delays. Lord Street is regarded as Southport's 'jewel in the crown', but the road has been needed resurfacing for some time, yet Sefton Council's "money saving cheaper option" to resurface the road in black has been blasted by both the former and the current Members of Parliament.

The Former Southport Liberal Democrat MP John Pugh said that changing the road from red to black is "an act of civic vandalism". Southport's current MP, Damien Moore, who's party said:- "Sefton Council may complain about lack of funds, but it is about making the right choices, spend ₤32 million on a venture which is deemed unprofitable by developers and investors, or maintain conservation areas and heritage sites. This outrageous decision which compromises the identity of Lord Street and Southport. Due to the neglect from Sefton Council Southport has already lost out on its place as a top 40 UK seaside destination."
Interestingly the Conservatives have put up a petition on Change.Org against this decision.

Southport is famous for its Victorian canopied boulevard edged in scenic gardens and until recently its charming, unique style of shops, with many of them closing, others are asking what this issue is. "When it comes to a risk of loosing our heritage status, we have far bigger problems than to worry about short term cost savings, like this. The focus should be on saving the remaining small businesses and not the atheistic. That should come later!" a local business owner, who is struggling to keep afloat told us on condition we do not reveal his name.

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B.O.A. 70th Anniversary DVD

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The Southport 24 Hour Race 2017 - Part 2

THE West Lancashire Yacht Club 24 Hour Race took place over... Click on here to find out more...

Southport Air Show 2017
mUmU announces Halloween Party!
Your chance to photograph Miss Liverpool City Region 2017
By-Election due after resignation by Dukes Ward, Southport, Councillor Pat Ball
Luke Daniels, Brings beautifully crafted Acoustic Music to The Atkinson
27 year old arrested over suspected human trafficking incidents
Takeaway shut down after vermin found
Fuel poverty alleviated for thousands
Attack of the nappies starts again in Southport
No more smoke and mirrors, just the truth...
Another Merseyrail Strike set to take place in October
Rare early London transport and other English travel posters set for October 2017 26 New York auction
Top Secret World War 2 HQ to be re-opened
Leading heritage body will fight for public access to landmark building
Excitement is growing for Allotment Fortnight!
Appeal for information following abduction and assault
A new inspirational new creative writing competition aimed at foster care and fostering families
Protestors call on ISS to treat Liverpool Hospital cleaners with dignity
Work gets underway on new station at Maghull North
Nicola Lyons hopes to become Miss England 2017
European Outdoor Tug of War Championships are taking place in Southport
10 year sentence for Southport man following a domestic assault
Armed Robbery at Bootle Post Office
Musical Fireworks Championships 2017
The River of Light Returns to the Mersey
Neighbourhood Festival New Additions Announced
Special awards for long service on Liverpool Council
Flood risk reduced and wildlife brimming over along the Ribble estuary
Absentee landlord ordered to pay over ₤15,500 for unlicensed fire trap property
Housebuilder brews up charity fundraisers in Liverpool
Tenant was living in a 'fire trap'
Latest phase of stop smoking campaign launches
Appeal to find the next of kin of John Michael Gregson
Blue Air flights for next Summer
Eat your way around the borough with new Eat Well Wirral map!
Young people in the Liverpool City Region buck trend of national bus passenger decline
National Trust to take over Sefton Council Land at Formby Point
Unite launches confidential hotline for Liverpool Hospital workers
Greasby - showing signs of old age
Stay safer for longer on the road and pavements
A Warrington fast food takeaway boss, who lied about
Regional survey shows worryingly low awareness of fire door safety in Merseyside
International Award Winning TV Comedian Comes to Comedy Club
Do you have questions about cancer?

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Celebrate Harry Potter with a day of magical fun this Halloween!

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