Rosie Cooper MP

Working hard for the people of West Lancashire

30/05/13 - “Time for an alternative cemetery site after Pippin S


West Lancashire MP, Rosie Cooper MP is calling for an alternative site for the location of a cemetery and crematorium in the Borough.


Rosie has met with West Lancashire Borough Council’s Joint Managing Directors to express her concern that several years on and we are still no closer to delivering desperately needed burial provision in West Lancashire.


Rosie has met with other companies willing to deliver a cemetery and crematorium scheme in West Lancashire and has put them in touch with West Lancashire Borough Council to get the project moving.


Rosie Cooper has campaigned for additional burial space in West Lancashire to bring an end to families facing a death tax. For many years West Lancashire families have been forced to use burial grounds of neighbouring local authorities – Sefton, Liverpool and St Helens. Often families have had to pay double the cost up to £1000 extra to do so.


In 1998 the site at Throstles Nest Farm on Pippin Street was originally granted planning permission.


MP Rosie said:


“Enough is enough, developers of the Pippin Street site have come and gone since 1998 yet there is still no sign of a cemetery of crematorium.


“Grieving families across West Lancashire deserve to be treated with greater compassion and dignity than at present. I have no faith any longer that we shall see the Pippin Street site developed into a burial site.


“For this reason I am calling for an alternative site in West Lancashire for these facilities to be developed.


“Time is passing by but the lack of burial space is a problem today. We need a solution. If it isn’t Pippin Street then I will put my energies and efforts into another suitable option. My priority is and remains improving this awful and costly lack of burial grounds for West Lancashire residents.”

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