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Signature milestone reached for Save Preston Bus Station epetition as deadline nears

Posted on - 15th January, 2012 - 7:40pm | Author - | Posted in - Campaigns, News, Politics, Redevelopment

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A petition demanding a city-wide referendum on the future of Preston Bus Station closes tomorrow.

The epetition has attracted nearly 1,500 signatures as campaigners attempt to stop the demolition of one of Preston’s iconic landmarks.

John Wilson, who tweets as @SaveBusStation, tabled the petition in November.

It has now passed the 1,350 signatures it needs to ensure councillors have to debate the issue at a full council meeting.

The wording on the petition states:

We the undersigned petition the council to ‘Hold a full Council debate to decide on the future of Preston Bus Station and to allow the People of Preston to vote on a Referendum’. Tithebarn has now gone. There is an alternative.

The Bus Station is ‘Iconic’ and ‘Unique’. It serves the people of Preston and Lancashire. It is in dire need of maintenance. You should ask your Councillor for his or her views, tell them your view and also this: “You can fool some of the people some of the time. You can fool most of the people most of the time. But you cannot fool all of the people all of the time.” Abraham Lincoln

The petition closes on 16th January and is available to sign on the Preston City Council website.

Have you signed the epetition? What do you think about the future of the bus station? Let us know in the comments below

Image credit to George Thompson

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