Residents on Lytham Road and Albany Avenue have been given some early Christmas joy after their petition, backed by Gordon, to install a bus shelter has been successful.
Council bosses have now installed the shelter, after more than 80 local people, supported the campaign of local resident Pat Carrington.
She thanked Gordon and her ward councillors, Alistair Humphreys and Christian Cox, who both committed to each contributing £2,500 of their ward budget on the project with Blackpool Council making up the rest.
She said: “This is great news about the bus shelter and will be welcome by everyone who signed the petition. As I emphasised to Gordon and Alistair, when they supported the petition, the stop is used by many groups of people including the elderly, the disabled and also young mums and for too long they have had to sit, often in the cold and rain, on a wooden park bench – it will be a relief to many local bus users.”
Gordon added: “I know this has been an issue of great frustration for people in the area with Pat and other residents contacting me, so I am glad the council has given the green light and installed the shelter. Public transport, particularly buses are an essential lifeline for a lot of residents living in Blackpool, so we need to make them as accessible as possible.”
Councillor Fred Jackson, Blackpool Council’s cabinet member for municipal assets, said: “The case for a bus shelter on this section of Lytham Road was a valid one and I was happy to work with the residents and the ward councillors to install one.”
Pictured is Pat Carrington with Barbara Mosley and her two grandchildren Paige and Ella.