Sefton's chief executive has apologised on the council's web site and this week there will be a detailed Town Hall debate at Southport Area Committee on the subject. A detailed report highlighting things that must be done better and suggesting different practical ways of tackling snow and ice has been put together by the Liberal Democrats based on the complaints and suggestions of local Southport councillors and the views of residents and businesses.

This report, with specific recommendations, directs council officers to address quickly the shortcomings of the current winter weather programme and make sure that Sefton is properly prepared in future, especially regarding key routes and shopping areas.