Sefton – Switch Island to Thornton Link Road – Opening postponed again!

Having issued invitations to the opening ceremony Sefton Council has had to withdraw them as the latest planned opening date has been put back yet again.

All was looking good for 6th August but today news slipped out of the Council’s Bootle bunker to the effect that it had been put back to 19th August. Makes you wonder how good the communication channels are between the Council and the road builders does it not?

What’s more the 10 Parish Councils in the Borough who had all been invited to send along a representative to the opening ceremony have now been told to consider themselves uninvited as the Borough Council now only wants 1 representative of all the Parish Councils to attend.

I hear that there had been some ‘misunderstanding’ over the invitation to the Parish Councils but having seen an e-mail dated 20th July it was very clear that all 10 Parish Council were being asked to send a representative along. To quote it said ‘Each Parish Council have been sent an invitation and can nominate one person to attend to represent their particular Parish Council’. So why withdraw the invitations? Could it be that Sefton Council is trying once again to do down its Parish Councils? Whatever the reason it shines the Borough Council in a poor light.

Here's a shot of the original march through Thornton which got the road campaign up and running again. I know because I was on it with Thornton residents and their Parish Councillors.

Here’s a shot of the original march through Thornton which got the road campaign up and running again. I know because I was on it with Thornton residents and their Parish Councillors.

But hang on a minute who started the campaign around 2000 for the road to be built? Well blow me it was the residents and their Parish Council – Thornton to be precise! I do hope that Thornton PC has in fact been invited and that their representative gets to cut the ceremonial ribbon. Anything less will be another snub by a Borough Council which seems to have a very short memory!

2 thoughts on “Sefton – Switch Island to Thornton Link Road – Opening postponed again!

  1. Keith Page says:

    By the time this road opens anyone who remembers the campaign history will be pushing up daisies – or perhaps that’s the plan?!

  2. Bill Honeyman says:

    Well Sefton Council should now really be called the Red Mist brigade with THEIR DOUBLE STANDARDS when it deals with PARISH COUNCILS. An example as you well know of this is the so called Double Rating that was taken a way and then low a behold Sefton has just given Bootle community JUST OVER £50K and so suppose it is not a Parish Council and no precept?. Then now the council has disregard the CODE that they signed up to not long ago, now it appears the code as got any credence regarding Parishes. So not surprised the delay, maybe this is due to the Bootle MP NOT BEING AVAILABLE FOR THE OPENING and of course the RED MIST will take over and take full CREDIT on this opening and will take full advantage of showing the resident through their leaflets, on how good they the RED MIST BRIGADE IS LOOKING AFTER BOOTLE I mean Sefton ( silly mistake). Ps. Can not wait to see the photo’s in the local papers to see how many people that where involved in the being..

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