Ormskirk Road residents can now shelter from the wind and rain under their new bus shelter thanks to the local MP, Rosie Cooper and Up Holland councillors. The shelter is used many of the elderly resident from the bungalows on Daybrook as well as mums with their young children. During the winter months the old shelter at the Daybrook end of Ormskirk Road was removed due to being unsafe and a new one ordered. After waiting for months and many letters to West Lancashire District Council there was still no sign of a replacement shelter. Local residents signed a petition and asked local MP Rosie Cooper, County Councillor Bob Pendleton, and their Up Holland District Councillors to get involved.
Up Holland’s Labour representatives demanded that Adhsel, owners of the shelter, take action to resolve the problem and give the bus passengers hat they had been promised.
Local MP Rosie Cooper said:
“After such an unnecessarily long wait the bus passengers of Ormskirk Road now have a brand new bus shelter. They can now keep themselves dry when waiting for the bus to arrive. I can fully understand the residents’ frustration at being exposed to the elements during the winter months.
“We are supposed to be encouraging people to get back on the buses and to use public transport. This is made all the more difficult when people are made to do without a bus stop.”