A COUNCIL has been slammed after a street was left for almost an entire year with “no name”.

Wirral Council has been criticised as Farndon Avenue in Wallasey has not had a street sign since April last year – and it’s claimed delivery companies have had trouble finding the correct homes for their parcels and packages.

The situation is believed to be linked to the council’s highways contract with BAM Nuttall, which ended in October, with services such as streetlight maintenance, pot hole repairs and drainage coming back in-house.

It’s thought that the council promised outstanding works not completed by BAM by the October deadline would be done by the authority’s highways department.

But it appears jobs like replacing the Wallasey street’s sign are still to be completed.

Ward member for Wallasey, Cllr Paul Hayes, said: “We first asked for this street sign to be replaced in April 2018. Months went by before the Council admitted that this, and other requests, had been ‘lost’ when BAM Nuttall’s contract ended. It’s simply not good enough.

“The Town Hall clearly wasn’t keeping records of work orders to their contractors and now, almost a year later, there is still no sign of this being sorted.

“I thought it was ridiculous they had provided such a terrible service to our residents. It’s typical of the council.”

He also described how delivery companies are struggling to find the nameless roads, meaning residents’ time and money is “effectively wasted”.

He said: “More and more people order things over the internet these days. We have had situations,especially over the Christmas period, where residents have not received their presents and packages. We’ve received messages saying people have taken a day off work to receive them and they’ve not arrived, effectively wasting an entire day.”

Cllr Hayes added that he’d never seen such a long delay to replace something like a street sign before, adding: “It makes us wonder what else hasn’t been transferred from BAM Nuttall’s contract. Are we supposed to go back over the records and check whether all of the other jobs have been completed or not? We need proper action to find out what’s gone wrong.”

Wirral Council was contacted for comment.