Marshside Primary School in Southport

Marshside Primary School in Southport will remain closed this Tuesday and Wednesday (30th November and 1st December), as repair work continues. 

The school, on Elswick Drive in Marshside, saw its roof suffer substantial damage thanks to Storm Arwen at the weekend. 

Gale force winds which lashed Southport on Friday and Saturday caused a section of the roof to collapse, with water pouring in. 

Marshside Primary has already been closed today. 

This Friday’s Christmas Craft Fair has also been cancelled due to the damage. 

Parents are being asked to keep their eye on social media and Class Dojo for any updates. 

We will publish any updates through Stand Up For Southport.

A School spokesperson said: “Marshside Primary School will remain closed on Tuesday and Wednesday following the damage caused by Storm Arwen.

“We will continue to update Class Dojo and social media streams with further information.”

Victoria Park in Southport has now reopened to the public, after safety concerns caused by damage wrought by Storm Arwen over the weekend. 

Sadly, 20 trees at the historic park were destroyed by gale force winds as staff and volunteers made the area safe and cleared up the debris. 

Storm Arwen caused considerable damage across Southport on Friday and Saturday, with buildings damaged, toppled trees blocking roads and events cancelled.

The Met Office issued a Yellow Weather Warning For Wind in the Southport area, with a Yellow Weather Warning For Snow across inland areas of England. 

Southport FC postponed its match against Darlington on Saturday, with the fixture now due to be played on Tuesday (30th November). 

Saturday’s Southport Parkrun was cancelled after a number of trees were blown over in Hesketh Park. 

On Friday night, Tarleton Bypass was shut after the wind blew down a lamp post across the Southport-bound carriageway near the Banks roundabout. 

The Formby Bypass was also shut in both directions on Friday night after a tree was brought down in Ince Blundell. 

Strong winds also ripped off rooves of garages behind Sandown Court on Albert Road. 

The wind brought down trees, blocking access, on roads including: Albert Road, Argyle Road, Cypress Road, Haig Avenue, and Scarisbrick New Road. 

Homes across the region suffered power cuts, including in parts of Scarisbrick. 

The storm also saw the postponement of Friday night’s Switch On of the Christmas Lights on Bispham Road in High Park. 

Damage was caused to a number of trees and to a wall at Botanic Gardens in Churchtown. 

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1 Comment
  1. Suzanna Byrne 12 months ago

    I spent a considerable amount of time in Southport Hospital back in the 1990s and it was a miserable experience. The buildings were new – the spaceship had landed – but the windows would not close properly and in the December when I was there, the nurses had to stuff the gaps in the windows with towels! There was insufficient bedding, believe it or not, and I spent one night with just my winter coat over me. And there as more but I will consign it to history. A new campus/buildings would be an improvement, but who will pay the bill?

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