Three new state-of-the-art bus shelters have been erected in Peasedown St John, thanks to the efforts of the village’s two Bath and North East Somerset Councillors.
Wellow Lane, the Bath Business Park and Orchard Way have seen new shelters installed, all following requests from residents.
Cllr Karen Walker (Independent, Peasedown St John) said: “Many thanks to those of you who have been in touch with us over the last two years to enquire about bus shelters for bus stops in these streets.
“We’re always keen to hear from residents so we can best represent your views on the local council.
“The funding, a total of £30,000, has been provided through S106 (community) money from David Wilson Homes who recently completed building 95 new homes in the village in 2014.”
The bus stop upgrade locations were chosen based on the number of passengers using each stop, and following the results of a Traffic and Transport Survey conducted by councillors last year.
Cllr Sarah Bevan (Independent, Peasedown St John) added: “The public transport department has erected three modern shelters; at the bus stop near to the Braysdown Lane junction; next to Circle Hospital on the Bath Business Park; and opposite the junction to Russet Way.
“Funding was also used to build raised kerbs and install new bus stop poles and signage.
“The route is used often by Somerbus – an extremely popular bus company service that provides a dedicated Peasedown-Bath service every hour, Monday – Friday.
“We do hope these improvements will make passengers’ travelling experience even more enjoyable.”
Discussions had taken place last year also about the installation of shelters at the bus stop next to Westbury View, and next to Hillcrest GP Surgery in Wellow Mead.
Due to the higher than anticipated projects costs of these other shelters, it’s now unlikely these installations will happen.
Cllrs Karen Walker and Sarah Bevan will continue to lobby B&NES Council this year for further funds to be made available.