School Lane, Maghull – The flooding is still not resolved but we may have a better idea of why it keeps happening

Sand bags at the ready!

Sand bags at the ready!

I have been pursuing this problem for a couple of months, following resident complaints and raised it at the February meeting of the East Parishes Area Committee as did Cllr. Bruce Hubbard.

We have thought for some time that surface water flowing off the site where the new prison was to have been built could be the cause and recent heavy rain has confirmed this is at least a contributory factor. Indeed, some sand bags have had to be placed around the pedestrian crossing to help to control the water.

Sefton Council really does need to get to the bottom of this as the continual flow of water is ruining the road surface of what is a busy connection with the M58 Motorway.”

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