Formby Labour Action Team celebrates success in bus shelter camp

Formby Labour Councillors Catie Page and Peter Maguire at the new shelter bus stop on Liverpool Road.


Formby Labour Councillor Catie Page is celebrating as her wait for a new bus stop shelter is finally over.

Cllr Page has been campaigning for a new bus shelter at Liverpool Road near to LA Fitness after being contacted by residents.

The bus stop, immediately opposite the old Lighthouse pub, had previously been a basic post stop.  

 
As it is a popular stop for people travelling to Crosby and Liverpool, Cllr Page launched a campaign to get a new shelter.
 
Her campaign was successful and the new shelter was installed last week.
 
Cllr Page said: "I am absolutely delighted the new shelter has been installed.
 
"That part of Liverpool Road is particularly exposed to the elements, so people waiting at the stop can be hit particularly hard by wind and rain. In the winter they are also subject to hail and snow.

"This new shelter will ensure that waiting passengers have some form of protection from the elements while waiting.

"Many of the people who contacted me about this issue were older passengers who found it particularly difficult to stand at the stop in all weather. Some were school children who make their way to school in the south of the borough. They were getting drenched in the rain while they waited for the bus.
 
"Now, thanks to this shelter, the many young and older people who use this bus stop can do so without getting soaked - and they can also take a seat while they wait."
Fellow Formby Labour Councillor Peter Maguire said that particular bus stop was very well used.
 
Cllr Maguire said: "I live very near to that bus stop. At times right the way throughout the day there are people waiting at that stop. It is obviously very busy during the morning hours.
 
"It is great news now that people have a shelter while they wait and a place to sit down."

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