West Lancashire MP Rosie Cooper has branded the condition of the former war memorial site at the Comrades Club in Ormskirk as disgraceful. MP Rosie was passing the site only to find wreaths, laid in memory of fallen soldiers, strewn over the site and loose bricks left lying around.
MP Rosie says the state of the site shows a complete lack of respect and utter disregard for those who lay their wreaths as a mark of respect to those who gave their lives serving our country.
Rosie Cooper said:
“What I found is an utter disgrace. Is it too much to ask, that when the war memorial was being moved, that those wreaths be collected up and moved as well? A little thought, care and respect doesn’t cost anybody anything.
“I’ve written to West Lancashire Borough Council to express my horror over the site which has been left in this state with wreaths abandoned, loose bricks and the gates left open.
“In a month’s time residents from across West Lancashire will once again attend church services, march through the streets and lay their wreaths in an act of remembrance. We remember those brave men and women who gave their lives in the service of our county. They gave their lives to protect us. Perhaps those individuals who couldn’t be bothered to pick up those wreaths should give a little more thought to their lack of action.
“This is even more poignant as the Prime Minister encourages everyone to remember the 100 year anniversary since the 1st World War.”