Category Archives: Road closure

Scouts set to parade for St George’s Day celebrations

On Sunday 28th April, Ormskirk and District Scout groups will hold their annual St George’s Day Parade. Starting from St Anne’s school at approx 1.50pm, they will turn left onto Aughton Street and proceed up Aughton Street past Dyers Lane, Park Avenue, Queen Street and Bridge Street. The parade will continue past the traffic lights at the junction of Park Road

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Teenager suffers ‘major trauma’ after accident on A59 in Ormskirk

A 13-year-old boy has been taken to Liverpool’s Alder Hey hospital after yet another accident on County Road near to the Hayfield Pub. The incident happened at around 3pm and police closed the road from Southport Road to Yew Tree Lane. Ambulances and police attended the scene and an eyewitness said that they saw someone being treated on the side

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Family mourn loss of “brave boy” in M58 crash

Lancashire Police have released the name of the teenager who died in the collision on the M58. Pontville pupil Joe Cairns from Radcliffe, Greater Manchester died alongside staff member Anne Kerr in the collision. Joe’s mum and dad Steph and Andy Cairns have paid the following tribute to him “Joe, my brave boy, a true fighter with a heart of

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Sad news regarding the closure of the M58

Emergency services were called at about 9am this morning to reports of a serious collision on the M58 motorway. The collision, which happened between junctions 3 and 4 Westbound, involved an HGV, a minibus and a number of other vehicles. Sadly a woman and a 14-year-old-boy, suffered injuries which proved fatal in the collision. Police cannot release further details at

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Ormskirk Motorfest gets underway with over 300 vehicles on display

The weather may be not so good but the vehicles on display should brighten your day at Motorfest. With over 300 cars including vintage, modern and racing there should be a favourite for everyone. Coronation Park is full of cars and stalls and sadly puddles from the rain but a coat and umbrella will allow you to have some fun.

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Bridge closure in Burscough could cause problems for weeks

School Lane and Carr Lane will be closed for around four weeks whilst gas repairs are carried out. The bridge over the Liverpool to Leeds canal will be inaccessible as there is a large hole in a road leading up to it. A post on Facebook Group Burscough Community Forum has implied quite a few drivers are ignoring the road

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Police close Bold Lane due to ongoing incident

Police have closed Bold Lane in Aughton. The road was closed around 3pm and we are awaiting confirmation on what caused the closure, but witnesses have suggested it was a crash. Police have two cordons in place, one by Ledson Grove and another by Sandy Lane/Beech Road. Please avoid the area until the police re-open the road.

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