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Responding to the decision to proceed with the closure of Glenburn Sports College following an appeal to the Office of the Schools Adjudicator, West Lancashire MP Rosie Cooper said:

“This appeal was the last chance for getting the Glenburn closure decision over-turned.

“It is deeply disappointing despite strong and vocal opposition from parents and pupils at the meeting with the Schools Adjudicator along with all the consultation responses that they are continuing with the school closure.

“I remain unconvinced that this was the right decision and one that is in the best interests of the Glenburn pupils. Now the priority must be ensuring suitably safe and adequate transport provision in in place for these pupils; that they have the necessary teaching support to secure the best possible grades in their GCSEs and the disruption of the school move is minimised for the benefit of all pupils. I will continue to work with parents, schools and the local authority to ensure that this happens.”

Rosie Cooper deeply disappointed Glenburn Sports College closure appeal rejected

Responding to the decision to proceed with the closure of Glenburn Sports College following an appeal to the Office of the Schools Adjudicator, West Lancashire MP Rosie Cooper said:“This appeal was the last...

West Lancashire MP Rosie Cooper can reveal that a new bus stop is being considered along Scarisbrick New Road for passengers using the 375 / 385 Arriva bus service to travel to Southport and Formby District General Hospital.

MP Rosie has received correspondence from Arriva bosses, which states that Merseytravel “are willing to look at an additional stop nearer to the entrance Southport bound.”

Additional requests for a new pedestrian crossing have been met with concern by Sefton Council because of the existing crossing near KGV College. Council officials are concerned that the additional crossing would potentially cause traffic congestion affecting Kew roundabout at times.

MP Rosie said:
“I do appreciate the efforts by Arriva to secure improvements for passengers now having to use this pathway at the side of the hospital on Scarisbrick New Road as the new entrance.

“I await the outcome of the site visits and discussions between the various authorities as to whether the location for a new bus stop can be agreed upon.

“My overriding preference would be for the 375/385 bus service to be re-routed back so it once again passes by the hospital’s main entrance.

“I continue to be contacted by West Lancashire residents who are finding the new way into the hospital difficult at times, particularly for elderly and disabled patients and visitors.

“I will continue to push for a more satisfactory response to this situation.”

New bus stop being considered on 375 / 385 service for access to Southport Hospital, MP Rosie Cooper reveals

West Lancashire MP Rosie Cooper can reveal that a new bus stop is being considered along Scarisbrick New Road for passengers using the 375 / 385 Arriva bus service to...

Rosie_Cooper_MP_Pippin_St.jpgWest Lancashire MP Rosie Cooper has been to inspect for herself the works that could signal the development of a desperately needed new cemetery and crematorium in West Lancashire.

Currently significant ground works are under way at the Pippin Street site, which has planning permission for a cemetery and crematorium. It appears as if an access road off Pippin Street into the site is under construction.

MP Rosie has been campaigning for several years for new burial grounds in West Lancashire. Due to the lack of burial plots many families in the borough are being forced to lay their loved ones to rest in neighbouring areas, such as Liverpool, St Helens and Southport. Doing so can come at an increased cost placing an unfair financial burden on families.

There are also the difficulties of travelling to these burial grounds in terms of cost and the availability of public transport services.

MP Rosie said:
“For many years I have been actively campaigning for desperately needed cemetery and crematorium provision in West Lancashire to ease the emotional, financial and logistical burden if loved ones are buried outside of the area.

“I know how upsetting these circumstances can be from speaking to constituents. Friends of mine that have passed away have had to be buried outside the area and I know how hard this can be for their families.

“Over the years I have campaigned for new burial grounds thousands of West Lancashire residents have written to me, signed petitions and spoken to me on the need for local burial plots. I know that they will welcome this progress if it is to be a new cemetery and crematorium.

“Currently I am making enquiries to confirm the nature of these works, which are long awaited.

“At the earliest opportunity I will be seeking a meeting with the operators to discuss their plans and various issues, such as the provision of public transport to make sure residents from across the Borough can access this site.”

Is a new cemetery and crematorium on its way after 16 years? Asks MP Rosie Cooper

West Lancashire MP Rosie Cooper has been to inspect for herself the works that could signal the development of a desperately needed new cemetery and crematorium in West Lancashire.Currently significant...

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