New seating at Sheffield bus stop

Coun Richard Shaw and Wendy Zealand
Coun Richard Shaw and Wendy Zealand
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New seating and a timetable has been installed at a Sheffield bus shelter for the first time.

Councillor Richard Shaw, who gained his seat in the local election last month, led a campaign to secure the improvements at the shelter outside the Waggon and Horses garage at Meadowhead.

The 17 bus service, which serves the area, has recently been axed - a problem for elderly residents who had to walk to the bus stop but had nowhere to sit.

Beauchief and Greenhill councillor Coun Shaw said: “Although this is only a small step in the right direction, it will be a big improvement for those elderly residents who use the stop.”

The campaign is continuing as Coun Shaw wants new electronic displays for bus stops to be brought to Chancet Wood.

Wendy Zealand, chairman of a local Neighbourhood Watch group, said: “When residents come out of the Chancet Wood estate, we never know if we have just missed a bus and often have a long wait and nowhere to sit if disabled.”

Coun Shaw added: “It’s only fair that priority is given to elderly residents who have been put at considerable inconvenience by bus changes that transport bosses have forced through.”