Town councillors fix potholes on 'unadopted' Fleetwood road

The shocking number of deep potholes on an 'unadopted' road in Fleetwood prompted a group of councillors to take matters into their own hands - literally.

Thursday, 11th March 2021, 11:35 am
From left, Coun Cheryl Raynor, Lorraine Beavers, Mary Stirzaker and Craig Armstrong

Members of Fleetwood Town Council visited Jameson Road, which leads directly to the Fleetwood Marsh nature park, with bags of tarmac.

The road, which also runs past the town's sewage works run by United Utilities, has a patchwork of owners at different stretches and is not officially overseen by road authority Lancashire County Council.

Over the years, the potholes have simply got worse.

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Coun Mary Stirzaker, chairman of Fleetwood Town Council, said: "As residents as well as local councillors, we were sick of the state of this road.

"So we decided to take matters into our own hands, went along with bags of tarmac and filled the potholes.

"This has gone on far too long and the potholes are so deep they have become dangerous.

"We didn't top a perfect job and ran out of tarmac but we will be returning to finish the job.

"It is difficult to pinpoint who owns which actual part of the road but it is in a terrible state."

Coun Stirzaker said the road had not been officially adopted by the town council and hoped the respective owners could be clarified.

She was joined in the effort by councillors Lorraine Beavers, Cheryl Raynor, Craig Armstrong, who are also Wyre Council members.