Moving Southport’s poor eastern and northern transport connections up the agenda – The motion to Council

Below is the text of the motion that I mentioned a couple of days ago which I have submitted to Sefton Council for debate. I hope it will gain all-party support, at the Council meeting to be held on the 23rd January.

“This Council

(1) welcomes new investment in road and rail but is concerned that the transport plans of local transport authorities, including that of Lancashire County Council, should give appropriate priority to the transport needs of of the Borough of Sefton and people travelling into the Borough from places outside Merseyside

(2) recognises the economic importance to the Borough of transport links to Lancashire and Greater Manchester

(3) commits itself to work in conjunction with West Lancashire Borough Council and Lancashire County Council to engage further with neighbouring transport authorities to ensure these links are preserved and enhanced

(4) requires a report to be prepared for and submitted to Cabinet at an early date indicating how these aims may best be achieved.”

Cllr. Tony Robertson

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