Decades of poor drainage in part of Moreton, causing flooded footpaths and gardens, could finally be solved after persistence from residents pays off.
Residents living in the Sandbrook area of the town, near to Upton Park, have complained about the problem of inadequate drainage for many years but, to date the Council and United Utilities, and North West Water before that, were unable to resolve the issues.
The Council has now set aside £430,000 to pay for works to try to tackle the issue.
Moreton resident and local Conservative candidate for Leasowe & Moreton East, Debbie Caplin, has been working with residents of the roads affected, including Wheatfield Close, Sedgefield Close and Fender View Road.
Debbie said: “Anyone who lives in Moreton, knows that poor drainage is often an issue but the problems in the Sandbrook area have been getting worse for a number of years.
“Pavements are sometimes flooded while gardens and grass verges are muddy. The poor drainage is so bad that even new street light installations have been affected.”
The Council has now commissioned a specialist company, Atkins, to carry out an assessment including topographic and CCTV surveys.
Once the surveys are complete and the council has a full understanding of the drainage issues, a sustainable drainage system will be installed at the adjacent greenspace, subject to consultation with residents.
The works are planned for the current year and should also see the growth of moss and algae stopped as a result of improved drainage.