20th Nov, 2017

Run-down bus shelter on Worcester Road set to be bulldozed

Joshua Godfrey 7th Aug, 2016 Updated: 20th Oct, 2016

A BUS shelter which has been left in a ‘right state’ is set to be demolished after it was found buses no longer stop there.

The shelter outside the Tesco superstore on Worcester Road has been left in disrepair, with the frame rusting and paint chipping away, leading to councillors on Evesham Town Council’s Planning Committee voting in favour of removing the worn out shelter.

Signs will be put up in the shelter letting users now that is going to be removed, but it’s believed that bus routes no longer use the shelter as a stopping off point.

And according to a Worcestershire County Council bus monitoring officer, the shelter is too close to the pedestrian crossing for buses to stop there.

Speaking at the meeting, Coun Colin Tether said: “The shelter was used I think by the bus which used to go to the Country Park, which has stopped running from there.

“It is a state and I think it is best that it is taken away. It’s a right state, take it away as it’s not like any other shelter.”

In a report to the Town Council, an officer from the County Council who investigated the shelter, said: “It is obviously in poor condition.

“I understand it is used by only a small number of people as most buses run into the Tesco car park.

“Furthermore, the proximity of the shelter to the pedestrian crossing means it is not suitable for buses to stop adjacent the shelter.”

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