MP Rosie with two Evenwood residents
WEST Lancashire MP Rosie Cooper is calling on West Lancashire Borough Council to listen to Evenwood residents’ call for a lift to be installed in their block of flats when they put together their future investment programme.
Rosie Cooper visited Block H of Evenwood Court, Skelmersdale, where she met with residents who have campaigned to have a lift installed for several years.
Rosie has also been pushing West Lancashire Borough Council on this issue over the last few years. In July 2012 a feasibility study was presented to the council. The study offered three options for the installation of a lift.
Many residents living in this part of Evenwood Court are in their 80’s and are forced to negotiate the stairs to get to their flats, unlike their neighbours in the adjacent block who have a lift to get up and down.
MP Rosie said: "It seems rather odd that the council would install a lift in one block of flats at Evenwood Court but refuse to do so in another block.
"As the council considers its budget and future investment programme I hope they will give high priority to these elderly tenants who would appreciate a lift being installed."