Council doesn't control the money any longer. The council hasn't got much money for road repairs so they have to wait for grants from wherever, in this case is was the Liverpool City Region who no doubt in turn got a grant from the Government.
Government loves this arrangement, they totally control the Councils but the Councils still get the blame for everything.
I see your lights (and cables?) on the New ferry Bypass are all being replaced.
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