Lydiate – Flooding of Southport Road and Lambshear Lane

I have covered the problems of flooding at these two sites within Lydiate before.

One is on the Maghull/Lydiate boundary on Southport Road adjacent to Astor Court, the other is in Lambshear Lane between Lydiate Village Centre and Oakhill Drive.

Here, as a reminder, are a couple of photo’s of the problems that manifest themselves after heavy rain:-

This outside Astor Courts flats on Southport Road, Lydiate

This outside Astor Courts flats on Southport Road, Lydiate

This is the flooding in Lambshear Lane, Lydiate

This is the flooding in Lambshear Lane, Lydiate

The reason for raising them again is that both have been the cause of flooding events within the past couple of weeks and both Cllr. Edie Pope and I are trying to get Sefton Council to take effective action.

They said they had identified the cause of the Lambshear Lane problem last year but if they had it was either the wrong problem or they did not fix it. Edie has been on to the drainage engineers at Sefton Council again in the past few days and to quote and oft used phrase in such circumstances – they are looking into it.

On Southport Road the problem seems to be caused by slow running gullies as the water on the road does subside after a few hours. Trouble is pedestrians and cyclists have been given an outside muddy shower by then! I have been exchanging e-mails with highway drainage engineers again about this long-standing matter.

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