Thanks to anonymous donor as new bus shelter is installed

Thank-you £6,840 times over! Cllr John Dyson with some grateful bus passengers. Picture: terry ife

Thank-you £6,840 times over! Cllr John Dyson with some grateful bus passengers. Picture: terry ife - Credit: Archant

Civic leaders have issued a heartfelt thank-you to an anonymous benefactor whose generous £7,000 donation funded a new bus shelter in the centre of Sidmouth.

East Devon District Council said it did not have the budget to replace the original fire-damaged structure at the Three Cornered Plot, which was targeted by vandals on Boxing Day.

But thanks to a kind contribution by a community-minded resident in June, a new hardwood shelter is now in place – just in time for the South West in Bloom judging tomorrow (Saturday).

Councillor John Dyson, ward member for Sidmouth Town, said: “It is a wonderful gesture that this Sidmouth person has made to ensure that local commuters do not suffer needlessly as a consequence of the mindless vandalism that caused the original shelter to be damaged beyond repair.

“As such, the shelter will be a landmark example of the true community spirit that exists within the town.”


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Members of the district council’s StreetScene team were busy fitting the shelter as the Herald went to press.

The Herald reported last month how the mystery donor said: “It’s hard to find good causes to give money to, but Sidmouth is a beautiful place and I love living here.”

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