Gordon and Squires Gate ward Councillor Alistair Humphreys have thrown their support behind a residents’ led petition calling for the installation of a bus shelter on the Lytham Road/Albany Avenue junction.
The petition, launched by local resident Pat Carrington, has attracted 80 names from people living on the nearby roads and calls on Blackpool Council to install a shelter at a stop used frequently by local pensioners, the disabled and young mums with children.
Mrs Carrington of Kingston Avenue said: “Local residents are very pleased to have both the support of their MP Gordon Marsden and Councillor Alistair Humphreys on this issue.
“The stop is used by many groups of people including the elderly, the disabled and also young mums.
“At the moment, there is a wooden park bench to sit on but when it rains, it becomes too wet and slippy to sit on, which in the past I have seen cause a lot of problems.”
In a joint statement, Gordon and Alistair said: “This is an issue that local residents have contacted us both on and we can understand their frustration.
“We have both pledged to do all we can to help them on this problem and we’ve contacted Blackpool Council, asking them to look into the issue with the view a installing to shelter next to the junction.”
The Bus Shelter petition has been signed by residents living on Albany Avenue, Kingston Avenue, Priory Gate, Allandale and Lytham Road. At present it is the only bus stop on Lytham Road without a shelter.