Rosie Cooper MP

Working hard for the people of West Lancashire

17/04/08 MP calls for action over Skelmersdale grot spot

West Lancashire MP Rosie Cooper is demanding action over a notorious Skelmersdale eyesore.

The former TPT site on Railway Road in the Old Town has been left derelict for years and has subjected to arson attacks and a spate of vandalism.

The buildings, part of which formed a section of the historic Orme Mill, used to be occupied by an organisation called Tomorrow’s People Today (TPT), which trained young people who were looking for work. It is understood the site is now in private ownership.

But over the years, the site has turned into a grot spot and West Lancs MP Rosie Cooper believes its now time for action.

She said: “The site is in a real sorry state and is impinging on the quality of life for people living on Taylor Street, Ormskirk Road and Bromilow Road. It is simply intolerable for them to have to live in the shadow of this."

“Also, it is one of the first things people see when they are visiting Skelmersdale for Ormskirk and it hardly creates a great impression does it?"

“I’ve written to the council regarding this to see what action they can take. I’ve also written to local residents and will be keeping them fully informed throughout.”

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