For the last year I have been supporting requests from residents in Downs who are poorly served by bus stop shelters and writing to HCC, First Group and Stage Coach as well as speaking to the Parish Council.
I am delighted to say that Horndean Parish Council on Monday night supported plans to provide and install 3 new bus stop shelters in Downs Ward.
It is likely that these will be at the following locations:
Southdown Road bus stop (9)
Tarn Rise opposite Eskdale (10)
Downwood Way / South Road junction bus stop (11)
As with all things local authority there are procedures and there must be local consultation with residents near the proposed stops. As these serve the community it is hoped there is minimal reason to object. My hope to have these in place for this Winter has not been achieved, for which I apologise, but they are coming!
Thanks goes to:
Cllr Marge Harvey at HCC for supporting the scheme and speaking to officers at County to secure some funding
The staff at Horndean Parish Council for organising prices and chasing information
The Councillors at Horndean Parish Council who unanimously supported the proposal.