Around and about in Moreton and Saughall Massie

Yestbb-linear-parkerday I met up with my colleague, Cllr Bruce Berry to have a look at a couple of issues that have been brought to our attention.

First up it’s the footpaths around Linear Park which to be quite frank are in a terrible state with the surface breaking up, flooding etc, a real hazard if a young child falls.    We have asked the Council to deal with this before, but they have always said ‘There are no actionable defects’.

We have now asked one of the Managers for Highways to become involved and we hope he will view this area as needing some sort of resurfacing or repair.


bb-saughall-roadSecondly we have asked AGAIN for all the excess chippings to be swept from Saughall Road following the resurfacing late last year.

While we we walking the road we noted that in places the new surface is breaking up quite badly. It’s particularly bad near to the junction with Garden Hey Road and we have asked the Council to get the contractor back to remedy all the faults and sweep away the loose chippings.   It’s fair to say that the quality of workmanship at this location is less that satisfactory.

One thought on “Around and about in Moreton and Saughall Massie

  1. The footpath where Bruce Berry is standing is actually the ONLY stretch of pavement alongside Town Meadow Lane – unless people are expected to cross over the road and then cross back again.

    I don’t know if there is a distinction in law, but I wouldn’t regard it as a “footpath” as such, rather it’s a full-blown pavement as it’s the only pedestrian access to/from Millhouse Lane.

    While the Council could argue there are alternative routes to the other paths which criss-cross Linear Park, there is no sensible alternative to that one and should be maintained to the same standard regarding trip hazards and flooding as any other pavement.

    And it obviously wouldn’t make sense to repair that one while ignoring (especially the drainage) of the others that lead to Felton Close and the FRONTAGE of the properties on Alnwick Drive that face the Arrowe Brook.

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