Warrington Lib Dem News

Pedestrians and cyclists at risk from blocked gullies

17 Apr 2024
Luke inspecting a blocked gully by The Cross in Lymm

Residents have been complaining to councillors about the number of blocked gullies in Lymm. These are reported to Warrington Council and some work is carried out but many more remain blocked.

Problems have got worse due to the excessive rain we have had recently. This has led to flooding at the side of roads which is unsightly and can lead to pedestrians and cyclists getting soaked from vehicles driving through the water.

I am a Highways Inspector on the Institute of Highway Engineers’ Register. As part of my job, I carry out regular inspections of blocked drains and gullies, potholes and general highway defects. I either clear and fix blocked gullies myself or I employ contractors to do the work as quickly as possible.

I share Lymm residents’ frustrations about blocked drains and potholes and if elected as a councillor in the local elections, I intend to bring my experience to help resolve these issues as quickly and effectively as possible.

About Luke Stuttard, Liberal Democrat Borough Council candidate for Lymm South:

Luke and Vicky have lived in Lymm for four years. Vicky is a Secondary School Teacher and currently Vice-Chair of Lymm Ladies Circle. He has a degree in Professional Broadcast Techniques from Salford University and several other qualifications such as being on the Register for National Highway Inspectors, on the ROSPA Register for Playground Inspectors and being a Tree Inspector.

Luke works as an Urban Ranger for a housing association in South Manchester improving the environment and green spaces, dealing with fly tipping, tree inspections and highway inspections. He has worked with Cheshire Wildlife Trust and a conservation contractor. He has contact with councillors in Manchester to help resolve local issues and organise regular community events.

An active member of Lymm Round Table, he helps organise events like the Easter Duck race and the Lymm Beer Festival. His interests include wildlife conservation, volunteering and hiking. Luke says: I think the onus is on us all to protect the environment for future generations.

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