Rosie Cooper MP

Working hard for the people of West Lancashire

21/05/08 MP Rosie secures bus services for Tesco, Burscough

AN MP has secured a vital bus stop for residents using a busy Burscough supermarket.

Rosie Cooper MP with bus service operator Graham Ing and Burscough resident Mrs Anne Melling at the new stop outside Tesco

West Lancs MP Rosie Cooper approached businessman Graham Ing regarding the possibility of getting a bus stop outside the village’s Tesco store after enquiries from a local resident, Mrs Anne Melling, from Burscough.

Mr Ing runs Click Services Ltd, which is based in Pimbo, Skelmersdale and operates several bus routes in the Northern Parishes, was only too happy to help.

As a result, the supermarket is now served by two Click Service routes:

• The Ormskirk-Rufford 303 service which goes via Square Lane and Junction Lane

• The Ormskirk-Burscough 302 service which goes via Hesketh Road. It goes to Martin Mere every day and on Saturdays and school holidays, the service continues up to the popular Windmill Animal Farm on Red Cat Lane, Burscough, as well.

Mr Ing, who hails from Winstanley and previously operated the business from Pemberton, Wigan, said: “ A number of my customers had also been asking about a stop at Tesco and by working together with Rosie we’ve been able to provide it.”

Rosie said: “Burscough is a bustling, popular village with plenty to do, so it is only right that it has the necessary bus services to make using public transport and attractive option for people.

“Since Tesco opened, even more people have been shopping in the village and that is why I held talks with Mr Ing to ensure that shoppers weighed down with heavy shopping bags didn’t have to walk back into the village, but instead only have to make the short journey to the entrance of the car park where the service will pick them up.”

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