Labour Action Team and Formby MP Bill Esterson congratulates Redgate businesses for success in campaign to put their shops on the map


Formby Labour Action Team and the town's MP Bill Esterson have congratulated local traders for successfully putting Redgate Shops on the map.

Bill backed the Redgate traders' campaign for improved signage to the parade of shops after hearing that some customers were struggling to find them.

The businesses said they were missing out on trade because there was poor road signage.

After the traders called for signage to point the way, Sefton Labour Cabinet member for regeneration Cllr Ian Maher stepped in to ensure that new signs would be installed.

Bill said he was delighted the traders' concerns were listened to.

Bill said: "The traders on Redgate raised some valid points about the need for better signage to point customers their way.

"The fact they are losing trade because customers can't find them is a real concern.

"We have some excellent businesses at Redgate which would attract customers in, if they can find them.

"So the fact that Cllr Ian Maher, who is in charge of regeneration, listened to the concerns and confirmed action will be taken with the installation of new signage, is brilliant news. It will be a real boost for the businesses on Redgate."
Formby Labour Action Team's Tom Donnelly said it was great news for all of the local businesses on Redgate that the traders' campaign had been a success.
Tom said: "It's fantastic news that the traders were listened to so quickly by Sefton.
"The traders themselves identified a problem and came up with a solution. Sefton's Labour Cabinet member for regeneration Cllr Ian Maher listened and insisted that swift action be taken, which is great news.
"These new signs will hopefully draw shoppers to the man fantastic businesses that we have on Redgate."
Bill Esterson is a keen supporter of the Love Formby Shop Local campaign.

Bill said: "Independent businesses are crucial to the health of the local economy and the wider community. They provide the much needed jobs for local people and they provide invaluable services to the people who live here.

"I fully support our local traders and I am delighted that there will be new signs installed pointing the way to Redgate shops.

"I hope the new signs will introduce a whole new raft of customers to the brilliant businesses we have at Redgate."