West Lancashire MP Rosie Cooper has raised concerns about the safety of the abandoned former West Lancashire College buildings at Yewdale.

Situated next to the former Glenburn College site, the buildings have been left unused for many years. Recently, members of the public have been able to gain access to the West Lancashire College buildings, prompting concerns from local residents.

Rosie Cooper MP has raised concerns with the agencies responsible, she said:
“Local residents are very concerned that these buildings appear once again to be left insecure and members of the public can freely gain access.

“This is extremely dangerous as anyone who enters runs the risk of causing serious harm to themselves and others. Indeed having open access leaves the buildings vulnerable to vandalism or arson, again leaving local residents and those who have to deal with the resultant damage or injuries unnecessarily at risk as well.

“These buildings need to be made safe and secure urgently and those responsible need to outline what the future holds for the buildings and the site as a whole, which presumably includes demolition.

“I have written to the West Lancashire College and their parent NCG seeking an urgent update and action, as well as to the Health and Safety Executive, Police, borough and county councils.”

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