Call for resurfacing work of Fleetwood’s pavements

The uneven pavement on Hazeldene Road, Fleetwood
The uneven pavement on Hazeldene Road, Fleetwood
  • Some of Fleetwood’s pavements have been described as looking “like the moon’s surface”
  • Footpaths on roads including Lindel Road, Wingrove Road and Hazeledene Road have been slammed for their poor condition
  • Lancashire County Council is being pressed to carry out repairs in various parts of the town
  • The county council took over the role from Wyre Council several years ago

Some of Fleetwood’s pavements have been described as looking “like the moon’s surface” by disgruntled residents.

The footpaths on roads including Lindel Road, Wingrove Road and Hazeledene Road have been slammed for their poor condition and residents have called for them to be upgraded as quickly as possible.

David Scarfe

David Scarfe

Lancashire County Council, which oversees roads and footpaths in Fleetwood and Wyre, is being pressed to carry out repairs in various parts of the town.

Earlier this year, one resident in Medway, Larkholme, said she had been waiting six years for repairs to the cracked road surface, although the pavement was repaired after five years.

The county council, which took over the role from Wyre Council several years ago, says it has to prioritise which work should be done first, across the whole of the county.

One resident, David Scarfe, of Lindel Road, said the pavement on his street had been getting steadily worse.

Pavements are like the surface of the moon

He added: “On this street they are in such a poor state, it’s just not acceptable.

“I know the county council has to cover a large area, but if it can’t do the work it should be carried out by another authority.

“I think things are worse now than when Wyre Council used to have the job.

“It’s like the moon’s surface and it will only get worse.”

Harvey Danson, Lancashire County Council area highways manager for Wyre, said: “We’re aware of the condition of a number of pavements within this estate and will consider Wingrove Road and Hazeldene Road in particular as a high priority for consideration for full repair in next year’s programme (April 2016 onwards)