Village near Oswestry celebrates new bus shelter

For years bus passengers have had a rough deal, standing out in all weathers, particularly in rural areas, waiting for their bus to arrive.

Parish Clerk Vat Smout, Councillor Tony Cheatham, Councillor Phil May, Nick Culliford from Tannant Valley at the new bus shelter in Treflach
Parish Clerk Vat Smout, Councillor Tony Cheatham, Councillor Phil May, Nick Culliford from Tannant Valley at the new bus shelter in Treflach

But in one village near Oswestry public transport users can now at least take refuge, under a new bus shelter.

Oswestry Rural Parish Council has installed the bus shelter alongside the main road at Treflach, on the Oswestry-bound side of the carriageway.

It means that the majority of passengers from the village will now stay dry while waiting for their bus into the town.

The council won funding from Shropshire Council to help buy and install the shelter, which has been put up close to the Royal Oak pub.

Councillor Tony Cheetham said: "For a long time now councillors have been concerned about bus passengers having to wait out in the bad weather. Each morning there is a large group of schoolchildren that have to wait for the bus into Oswestry.

"We hope that they will appreciate the new shelter."

He said that Oswestry Rural Parish Council also recently helped to get a new bus shelter for the village of Morda.

Recently Pant and Llanymynech parish council also won a grant from Shropshire Council's sustainable transport fund. This mean that a bus shelter could be put up in the village of Pant.

To give enough room for that shelter the council had to remove a roadside hedge by the Pant playing field and replace it with railings.

Pant and Llanymynech Parish Council chairman, Councillor Dilys Gaskill, said: "The installation of the black heritage-style railings matches the adjacent, Stan Brown commemorative seat, so that area of the village looks really smart."

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