A Witney bus shelter that was damaged when it was hit by a bus has been replaced.
After assessing damage to the shelter beneath the Town Hall on Market Square, it was deemed to be beyond repair.
The new installation has a Victorian design that complements other shelters nearby, although an exact match could not be sourced. The shelter has a seat with spaces at each end for buggies or wheelchairs.
The £5k cost is being met by money from the bus company’s insurance with a small top up from Witney Town Council to ensure that a large enough shelter, suitably in keeping with others nearby, could be procured. Cllr Luci Ashbourne, Chair of the Stronger Communities committee commented;
“This brand new bus stop is both a handsome and a vital addition to Witney’s street furniture, and one which I’m sure will be appreciated and well-used by residents as autumn and winter arrive!”
It didn’t take long for Cllr Ashbourne’s words to prove extremely accurate as wet weather set in hours after the shelter was installed.