Rosie Cooper MP

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31/08/10 Rosie Cooper MP claims victory in gritting routes battl

West Lancashire MP Rosie Cooper has claimed victory following two years of campaigning for Lancashire County Council to improve their gritting services.

Rosie has been proactive in campaigning for improved gritting services across the constituency following the failures of the County Council during the previous two winters when West Lancashire was brought to a standstill and the failure to grit caused serious road accidents.

Rosie has previously held a Parliamentary debate on the failure of gritting services in the constituency to highlight the recurring problems facing drivers and pedestrians during the severe cold weather. 

West Lancashire MP, Rosie Cooper said:

“I am delighted to see that Lancashire County Council has taken on board the loud and constant complaints about their failure to adequately grit the roads of West Lancashire.  These roads being added to the precautionary schedule is a welcome sign of progress."

“It is not as simple as just adding roads to the list though.  There needs to be grit available to keep the road clear and for the grit to be put early enough to be effective."

“There is more work to be done to ensure that there is not a repeat of last winter when West Lancashire was brought to a standstill for days with people trapped in their homes."

Rosie will continue to campaign for the County Council to improve the effectiveness of their gritting policy.

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