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.

Saughall Road – Road Closure Monday 16th May


In order to allow BT OPENREACH to undertake URGENT CABLE REPAIRS along a short section of Saughall Road it will be necessary to implement the following temporary road closure. Details are as follows:

DURATION:- From 09:30am until 15:30pm Monday 16 May 2011   (**Please note the temporary road closure will be removed at the earliest opportunity)


Extent of Closure:-
From its junction with West Kirby Road to its junction with Saughall Massie Road

Alternative route for closure is:-
Traffic to be diverted via Saughall Massie Road, West Kirby Road and vice versa (access for residents affected will be maintained at all times)

Several measures will be undertaken to ensure disruption is kept to a minimum including the following:

1. Details of the works will be issued to traffic link (local radio stations) which includes a description of the works, the proposed diversion route, duration of the works and contact details including an out of hours number.

2. Advanced information boards have been erected to pre-warn road users of the proposed works.

3. Consultation has been carried out with Merseytravel and Merseyside Police.

We apologise in advance for any inconvenience this may cause and we will endeavour to keep any disruption to a minimum.

If you have any queries or wish to discuss this matter further please do not hesitate to contact me.


Carl Amos
Principal Assistant Engineer

Wirral Council
Network Traffic Management
Technical Services Department
Cheshire Lines Building
Canning Street
CH41 1ND

Tel: 0151 606 2370