Tanhouse subway between Elmridge and the Hillside Doctors

Following our success with the Egerton Subway we received reports that the Elmstead subway was also flooded.

We got involved on Monday 11th March 2018 Sorted 19th March

This time we attended as the work was being carried out to find out that these drain pipes are blocked with roots

If you look closely you can see the top of the pipe by the metal step


Tanhouse subway between Egerton and the Holland Park Estate, (the Old St. Richards School site)

Within days of the leaf blowing brigade tidying the subway on the 9th January it had started to flood and Cllr Ron Cooper announced it had been "reported and sorted".  The subway continued to flood and on the 23rd February Cllr Ron Cooper announced again it was reported. The above photo was taken on Sunday 3rd March, enough was enough.

On Sunday 3rd march we wrote an email to the Skelmersdale Champion Newspaper, attaching the photo.

They contacted LCC for a comment and on Tuesday 5th March 2019 around 11 o'clock LCC had emptied it.

The article was published in the 06/03/2019 edition on page 3

9th January

23rd Feb

Hopefully next year rather than just blow the leaves about, WLBC will make sure the leaf blowing brigade will pick them up.


The front of 34 Elmstead.

After reports that this had been like this for a couple of years we got involved on the 2nd December 2018 and we're quite pleased with the results.