Dec 6 2012 by Jamie Bowman, Crosby Herald
PLANS to stop flooding on a Brighton-le-Sands road are under way after a councillor vowed to solve the problem.
Holden Road has repeatedly seen large puddles form along its centre after the road surface deteriorated over the last year.
Blundellsands ward councillor Veronica Bennett said: "I have received a number of complaints about Holden Road in Brighton-le-Sands.
“I am told by constituents that, following work carried out on the pipes beneath the road, the middle of the road surface began to dip along the length of the road.
"This has become more pronounced in recent years and there is now a very clear ‘spine’ along the centre of the road.
“It is causing problems for car suspensions and also presents flooding problems as the dips are big enough to collect a significant amount of water during wet weather which cannot drain.
"The residents are really not happy with this ongoing situation and both they and I want action taken to fix the problem."
An inspection of the road will now seek to find out what is causing the problem, before repair works can begin.
Cllr Bennett said: "Despite initial information which indicated that United Utilities may be responsible due to the open cut sewer works a few years back, United Utilities now deny that they carried out such work on the road. So engineers are again going out to the road to ascertain what the cause of the problem is.
"Once these inspections have been completed, I will be calling for all of the necessary repairs to be made, which should then ensure that this doesn't happen again."