Town Council Provides New Bus Shelter for Busy Eastover Stop

Following requests from residents and workers who use the inbound Bristol road bus stop from outside the Morrisons depot for some shelter during their waits  in all weathers, Bridgwater Town Council has provided a bus shelter. Eastover Town Councillor Jacqui Solomon commented “So pleased to see this new shelter. I have passed by on many occasions to see commuters and shoppers waiting patiently in appalling weather conditions for a bus in this very exposed location.  Hopefully this will not only increase the comfort of regular users but also encourage more people to take the bus.”

The need for the bus shelter was first raised at the Town Councils Tuesday morning drop in at the town hall by local  residents. Property Portfolio Holder Tim Mander (then the Transport Portfolio Holder) commented “I am delighted that after many months of gentle persuasion that the Town Council have delivered this much needed facility on a very well used bus stop. Thanks are also due to local resident Kath Quinn who originally approached the Town Council with the idea and has maintained her interest in the project and will now hopefully stay dry on rainy days waiting for the No 21 Bus!”.