Sign up and save our police station

Mary Wilson MBE, Coun Tim Ashton, Coun Brenda Ackers
Mary Wilson MBE, Coun Tim Ashton, Coun Brenda Ackers
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LYTHAM residents are being united to sign a petition to save the town’s police station.

Forms have gone out to a host of town centre shops, while postcards urging residents to add their names to the petitions are to be sent to homes all over Lytham.

Campaigners leading the fight to save the station, led by councillors Tim Ashton and Brenda Ackers and Lytham charity champion Mary Wilson MBE, are hoping to convince Lancashire Constabulary to reconsider after the closure of the Clifton Street station was proposed as part of a £42 million county-wide cost-cutting measure.

While St Annes station will remain fully open, Lancashire have proposed that Kirkham police station will lose its front counter facility and that Lytham will close completely.

But the force hasstressed that the suggested measures are only proposals and that public input is vital during a three-month consultation period which started on July 1.

Coun Ashton, who sits on Lancashire County Council as well as Fylde Council, said: “We are convinced people power can make them change their minds. It worked in keeping Warton Street Post Office open and it can work with this.”