Local Councillor’s team up to make improvements to bus stop
Conservative Cllr James Nixon, Swynnerton & Oulton ward member was contacted by a local resident who was struggling to use their wheelchair when getting on and off the bus at the bus stop in Swynnerton. James made the time to visit the residents who were affected by this and took the time to visit the site. Upon inspecting the site, where the bus would pull up outside of the bus shelters, users of the service would be required to make their way across a section of grass which when wet would get boggy and churned up.
Cllr Nixon recalls “it was easy to see that anyone whether they were using a wheelchair or a piece of equipment to assist them on and off could get stuck and the same for anyone who might have young children and need to get onto the bus with a pram or pushchair.” James added, “I was really grateful to the residents who first pointed it out and I was really pleased, the County Councillor was able to see to it that it got sorted and fixed.”
After visiting the site, James contacted the County Councillor for Eccleshall division, Jeremy Pert who could see the need for something to be done. James and Jeremy liaised with the Staffs County Council highways team to get the grass replaced with tarmac. This is a great example of how local Conservative councillors work together to get things done. With Cllr Pert adding, “it might only be a small thing, but these little things can make a big difference to people and combined with the recent yellow lines put in place in Swynnerton it’s great to see things coming to fruition”.
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