‘Soakaway’ on Wood Road Field

A number of residents have contacted the Town Council regarding the pool of water now sited on Wood Road field. This development is called a ‘soakaway’, and has been created by our partners at Knowsley MBC as a means of alleviating the severe drainage problems at the football pitches on Leathers Lane. The football provision on that site is managed by Halewood Town Juniors, and is a popular and well-used provision by local young people. The Town Council therefore understands the rationale for the creation of the ‘soakaway’ to alleviate that problem.

We are using this message to further remind residents that the soakaway is not a play area for children, and we have been alarmed at some recent social media posts that have shown young people treating it in this way. We are in discussion with Knowsley MBC about improved signage and messaging advising about the dangers from the soakaway but, in the interim, we do request parents/carers in particular treat the soakaway as a hazard, as they would for the pond at Court Farm Woods.