£1 million holes in the road repair cost for Sefton

That's the latest estimate that was reported at a Sefton council meeting this morning as a result of the recent snow and ice.  When melting snow and water gets into cracks in the road and then freezes, the ice expands and lifts the surface, opening up holes, particularly  where repairs had been carried out previously.

This work  has to be done and that's why the council has built up reserves of money to meet these kind of exceptional costs. It's not going to be something that we are all going to have to pay for in a higher council tax increase this year, thank goodness.

We have already reported dozens of serious pot holes in Crossens and Churchtown to the council and pressed for them to be repaired as soon as possible.

4 Feb 2010