Residents fed up of waiting in the rain

Resident Pat Carrington, Gordon Marsden and Coun Alistair Humphries who are campaigning for a bus shelter
Resident Pat Carrington, Gordon Marsden and Coun Alistair Humphries who are campaigning for a bus shelter
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Fed up residents are calling for a shelter to be installed at a busy bus stop.

Around 80 people have signed a petition demanding Blackpool Council puts in facilities at the stop on the junction of Lytham Road and Albany Avenue, South Shore.

The stop is the only one on Lytham Road which is not served by a shelter.

Pat Carrington, of Kingston Avenue, who collected the signatures from people living in Albany Avenue, Kingston Avenue, Priory Gate, Allandale and Lytham Road, said : “The stop is used by many groups of people including the elderly, the 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.”

The campaign is being backed by Blackpool South MP Gordon Marsden and Squires Gate councillor Alistair Humphreys.

In a joint statement, they said: “This is an issue 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 council said it was looking into the issue and how it could be addressed.

A council spokesperson said: “We can confirm we have received the petition and we are currently looking at costings in relation to different options.”