West Lancs MP Rosie Cooper MP took her Skelmersdale Railway Campaign to the heart of the Town, drumming up support and speaking to local residents.
MP Rosie had a Street Stall at the Concourse Shopping Centre on Saturday 14th September and collected hundreds of signatures in support of a Railway Station.
There was a fantastic reception to the campaign with residents signing the petition in their droves.
Speaking at the Concourse Rosie said:
“There was a great response from Skelmersdale residents who were extremely keen to support this campaign and sign the petition. This is something they want, something they need, something they deserve. Everyone I spoke to, young and old, talked about how a railway station in Skelmersdale is very much needed.
“There is a real desire within the town to have its rail services returned. This petition is the chance for local residents to make their voices heard and to give their backing to this campaign.
“A railway station in the heart of Skelmersdale is the next stage in the regeneration of the town. The new college campus is built, the redeveloped town centre is on its way and now it is time to link it all up with a railway station.
“Improving the town’s transport connections will open up a world of opportunities for the town and its residents. Employment, training and learning opportunities, the chance to visit family and friends, enjoy days out this list goes on.
“We have managed to gain hundreds of signatures here today but we need more, we need thousands if we want to see a railway station in Skelmersdale.
“I would also like to thank the Concourse and their security team for allowing me to use their space to promote this campaign.”
If you were unable to get down to the Concourse on Saturday you can still sign the petition by visiting Rosie Cooper’s website.
You can also contact Rosie Cooper’s office who would be more than willing to arrange for petition forms to be sent out. You can contact Rosie a number of ways:
Email – firstname.lastname@example.org
Phone – 01695 570094
Write – Suite 108, Malthouse Business Centre, 48 Southport Road, Ormskirk, L39 1QR