During the aftermath of Storm Ciara, the Royal Navy is conducting naval patrol exercises in areas of Burscough, Halsall. and Aughton.
An observant Halsall Parish Councillor saw the submarine surface briefly before it submerged en route to Burscough and Aughton.
However WLBC and LCC deny any flood water issues within the borough boundaries and are fully satisfied with the drainage infrastructure coping with any additional surface water. “We don’t need the Royal Navy in exciting West Lancashire” was the retort from a WLBC press officer.
Asked to comment, the Royal Navy issued a statement that the permanent flooding in Burscough alone was an attraction for submariners and to be able to add Halsall and Aughton was an additional benefit in navigation. As the Commander said “We go where no water company ventures”.