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Helston bus shelter saga continues
9:00am Monday 9th September 2013 in News
Regular readers will know that thepacket.co.uk has a not-so-secret fondness for bus shelter stories - and the one at Trevenen near Helston is an old favourite.
So far we have reported how the shelter was built in January, its completion in the same week that one further along the Helston to Falmouth road at Edgcumbe was knocked down.
While the shelter arrived with great fanfare, however, things soon turned sour. A few months on, PPV revealed that the shelter might have to be pulled down due to safety concerns.
Residents of neighbouring houses were struggling to see past the shelter as they pulled out of their driveways and with the added complication of cars pulling out to overtake waiting buses, there were fears an accident was only a matter of time.
Now, less than nine months on from its debut, the shelter has been razed to the ground again.
All is not lost though, bus shelter fans. It seems the pile of stones that currently lie on the ground is only temporary.
The Packet is assured that, like a stone phoenix rising from the rubble, the bus shelter will be rebuilt on the same site - only further back.
It means the front of the new shelter will lie along the same line as the back of the old one.
(No mention has yet been made of how much this work will cost the cash strapped Cornwall Council - perhaps that's a question for a later date…)
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