September 30th, 2016

Bromsgrove campaigner says ‘shabby’ bus station is in need of an upgrade

Bromsgrove campaigner says ‘shabby’ bus station is in need of an upgrade Bromsgrove campaigner says ‘shabby’ bus station is in need of an upgrade
Updated: 12:39 pm, May 27, 2016

A BROMSGROVE campaigner is calling on the district council to revamp the town’s bus station which he says needs to be upgraded and revamped.

Fred Stanley, from Sidemoor, contacted The Standard about the issue, claiming the area did not present a good first impression for visitors to the town.

“Nothing has been done to the bus station for a number of years and now, when we have so many buses there and the town centre seems to be growing so something needs to be done.

“Some of the shelters are not fit for purpose – the seating is not very good and it all looks very shabby.

“Sometimes, with the different buses and taxis using the ranks, you have vehicles coming from every direction and it is very dangerous – especially for people who do not know the area.

“Redditch and other towns have proper bus stations that are under cover and we need one too.”

Bromsgrove District Council leader, Coun Margaret Sherrey, whose portfolio includes the town centre, said: “The bus station together with the public toilets and surroundings were refurbished and improved a few years ago when the Bromsgrove Town Centre Regeneration Partnership began, and there are no imminent plans to do that again.

“We will however continue to work with Worcestershire County Council to monitor it and ensure it remains to the high standard residents expect.”

 

* What do you think? Do you feel Bromsgrove Bus Station gives a good first impression of the town? If not, how would you improve it? E-mail your views to editor@bromsgrovestandard.co.uk or write to us at the address on page eight.

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