Tuesday, 10 December 2013

Lib Dems demand a pier at Redcar

Liberal Democrats are asking Redcar and Cleveland Council’s Labour bosses to back local residents who want a pier at Redcar.
At the meeting of the Council on 12 December, Lib Dem Councillor Chris Abbott will ask the Labour Cabinet Member to agree for a  pier to be included in the Local Plan.
Councillor Chris Abbott, who represents Newcomen Ward, said:
“Councillors have been inundated with emails from local residents pressing for a pier to be included in the Local Plan.
“The Council needs to show it is listening.”
Lib Dem Group Leader Glyn Nightingale added:
“Ian Swales MP says that the Council needs to produce a plan for a pier so that he can press the Government for grant funding.
“The Council can help to facilitate this but nothing will happen unless they show some commitment.”
Councillor Josie Crawford, who represents the coastal ward of Coatham, said:
"A  pier will further regenerate Redcar by adding an extra tourist attraction. This will bring more people from outside into the town.
"I know from talking to people in my ward how popular it would be for Redcar to have a pier again."

Pictured left to right Lib Dem Councillors Mary Ovens, Irene Nightingale, Josh Mason, Chris Abbott, Josie Crawford, Ron Harrison, John Earl, Glyn Nightingale.

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