AN ULVERSTON mum has launched a petition to show planners there is support for Sainsbury’s to come to town.

Student Suzie Lawson said that after months of hearing opposition to the plans for the Beehive site, she wanted to give people a chance to support then proposals.

“It is difficult when doing six days a week and having to pick my daughter up from school to then have to go off to Barrow to do a full shop,” she said.

“Since starting the petition I have been contacted by people saying they think the same, including an elderly woman who has to get taxis to Barrow and back “There is nowhere in Ulverston that you can do a full shop on a budget. You can’t keep living in the past or in 20 years’ time nobody will want to come to Ulverston.”

She has called on residents who support the plan to make their views known to South Lakeland District Council before a decision is made about the site off the A590.

“It will bring so many jobs to the town, through the construction to it opening,” she said. The petition is at petitions/bring-sainsburys-to-ulverston.html