Dynamo spoke to the Countryside Service Manager at Lancashire County Council today about the path. As can be seen from the photo above (taken 2 April), they have been out and scraped off the top layer of mud to reveal the old surface. The problem with this is the path is now slightly lower than the surrounding vegetation, so when it rains – as it does! – there is more standing water than usual.
Morecambe Wildfowlers will be going along the path with their vehicles shortly to carry out some work on their land. Once that is done, the County intends to send a small digger along the route to work on the edges of the path so that rainwater can drain away more easily.
As an aside, the stretch of path from the Stodday water treatment works to the estuary path isn’t registered as having an owner. This means that the County Council is reluctant to touch it for fear of becoming liable for it forever after.