Sidmouth pensioner wins bus stop battle

PUBLISHED: 13:11 13 February 2012 | UPDATED: 16:48 13 February 2012

Local resident, George Harris, is fed-up with having to wait in the wind and rain at the bus stop at Stowford Rise without an adequate shelter for protection from the elements. Picture by Alex Walton. Ref shs 1758-05-12AW. To order your copy of this photograph, go to www.sidmouthherald.co.uk and click on myphotos24

Local resident, George Harris, is fed-up with having to wait in the wind and rain at the bus stop at Stowford Rise without an adequate shelter for protection from the elements. Picture by Alex Walton. Ref shs 1758-05-12AW. To order your copy of this photograph, go to www.sidmouthherald.co.uk and click on myphotos24

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HE waited for seven months and now two have come along at once.

Sidmouth pensioner George Harris has won his fight for a decent bus shelter in a Sidmouth residential area.

George, 86, of Le Locle Close, wanted seated stops to benefit the elderly and young mums - and to protect residents from the elements.

County highways chief Stuart Hughes said this week he hoped the items would be installed in the near future.

Councillor Hughes said that two bus shelters, to be situated on either side of the road at the top of Stowford Rise, would be put in place soon.

Sidmouth Town Council had to agree to the placement of the structures.

Members unanimously backed the proposal when they met on Monday.


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