Exclusive first look at new Helston bus shelters: PICTURE

Falmouth Packet: Exclusive first look at new Helston bus shelters: PICTURE Exclusive first look at new Helston bus shelters: PICTURE

Helston has been given its first look at what two new bus shelters for Coinagehall Street will look like.

The Packet can exclusively reveal the design for the shelters, which have at long last been given approval by the conservation officer, which in turn has led to planning permission being granted.

The project has been stymied for years due to strict rules over what can be placed in the conservation area of the town centre.

Now the shelter pictured, called the “Stanhope” design from the company Broxap, has been approved. One of the shelters should look almost identical, with the second slightly smaller and without the glass sides.

Residents of the town have been clamouring for the shelters for coming close to a decade.

Due to the unusual and specific nature of the design, the two bus shelters will cost in the region of £20,000 to buy and install, for the pair.

Last week Helston’s town councillors were asked to decide how they would like to pay for the shelters, with clerk Chris Dawson giving three options.

These are to use general reserves (of which the council has approximately £90,000), to use the “supermarket” section 106 money set aside for public realm work of which there is £250,000, or the “supermarket” money in the town centre management budget.

He reminded members that the Helston Business Improvement Partnership had returned an amount larger than that to this third budget, after deciding not to continue with their plan for a dedicated office in the town centre.

Deputy mayor, Mark Upton, believed the project should be funded from reserves so as not to take from the HBIP pot, but former mayor Jonathan Radford-Gaby argued: “I would personally like members to be aware that the Helston Business Improvement Partnership is not the only body that can spend that money.”

It was agreed the shelters should be funded from the town centre management budget.
Councillor Justine Hornsby had initially suggested that until the ongoing public realm consultation on future developments in the town had ended the shelters should be put on hold, as it was not known what changes might take place in Coinagehall Street.

However, after hearing the argument from Mr Upton that if the location for the shelters was changed then the council would have to reapply for planning permission, she declared herself “swayed.” It followed reassurance from town centre regeneration officer Martin Searle that the shelters could be moved “at a reasonable cost” should the need arise.

The debate stemmed from a request by councillor Martine Knight, to “discuss how to progress the matter of the two bus shelters.”

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7:22am Wed 21 May 14

Gill Z Martin says...

Although the design might look aesthetically pleasing, it will no more keep anyone dry than the one in Mullion does, especially when windy and the rain is not coming down vertically.
Have any of these people ever actually waited for a bus in Coinagehall Street? Or indeed anywhere, under one of these shelters? These design bus shelters are in my opinion, of no more use than an umbrella. In addition to which, the amount of people that wait in Coinaghall Street for various buses will not all fit under one shelter.
The only serviceable and sensible design bus shelter is one like Porthleven has.
Although the design might look aesthetically pleasing, it will no more keep anyone dry than the one in Mullion does, especially when windy and the rain is not coming down vertically. Have any of these people ever actually waited for a bus in Coinagehall Street? Or indeed anywhere, under one of these shelters? These design bus shelters are in my opinion, of no more use than an umbrella. In addition to which, the amount of people that wait in Coinaghall Street for various buses will not all fit under one shelter. The only serviceable and sensible design bus shelter is one like Porthleven has. Gill Z Martin
  • Score: 16

8:17am Wed 21 May 14

Lord Barrington Forbes-Smythe says...

Nice, but that is no way big enough to fit a bus under.
Nice, but that is no way big enough to fit a bus under. Lord Barrington Forbes-Smythe
  • Score: 5

9:13am Wed 21 May 14

Helston fly on the wall says...

I see Cllr Hornsby trying to delay things, good thing Cllr Upton has more sense.
The conservation officer obviously has never waited at a bus stop in Camborne or Helston Sainsburys, Tescos bus shelter is better. They wonder why people shop in Tescos.
When it is windy and rainy those little thin shelters are useless. I suppose all the council use cars.
I see Cllr Hornsby trying to delay things, good thing Cllr Upton has more sense. The conservation officer obviously has never waited at a bus stop in Camborne or Helston Sainsburys, Tescos bus shelter is better. They wonder why people shop in Tescos. When it is windy and rainy those little thin shelters are useless. I suppose all the council use cars. Helston fly on the wall
  • Score: 14

11:17am Wed 21 May 14

telstar1962 says...

EXCLUSIVE

Stop moaning,you're getting nice new Bus Shelters
EXCLUSIVE Stop moaning,you're getting nice new Bus Shelters telstar1962
  • Score: -14

12:40pm Wed 21 May 14

Helston fly on the wall says...

telstar1962 wrote:
EXCLUSIVE

Stop moaning,you're getting nice new Bus Shelters
Didn't you mention several times on here it only takes you about ten minutes to drive into Helston etc, so I'm assuming you never use the buses. Why should we be grateful for something that isn't much use, the seats in those narrow shelters are always soaking wet when it rains and elderly people like me can't then use them. They want us to shop in the town!!!
Easy to say stop moaning when you don't use the buses.
[quote][p][bold]telstar1962[/bold] wrote: EXCLUSIVE Stop moaning,you're getting nice new Bus Shelters[/p][/quote]Didn't you mention several times on here it only takes you about ten minutes to drive into Helston etc, so I'm assuming you never use the buses. Why should we be grateful for something that isn't much use, the seats in those narrow shelters are always soaking wet when it rains and elderly people like me can't then use them. They want us to shop in the town!!! Easy to say stop moaning when you don't use the buses. Helston fly on the wall
  • Score: 14

2:29pm Wed 21 May 14

telstar1962 says...

ASSUME

To assume can make an **** out of U or ME

and in this case, it's not ME.
ASSUME To assume can make an **** out of U or ME and in this case, it's not ME. telstar1962
  • Score: -22

2:30pm Wed 21 May 14

telstar1962 says...

**** = ****
**** = **** telstar1962
  • Score: -20

4:33pm Wed 21 May 14

Helston fly on the wall says...

Havn't you got anything more constructive to post telstar1962, judging by your past comments, I dont believe you use the buses at all, but if you do then good luck with your bus shelter in Coinagehall street, I'll carry on using the decent one at Tescos and help keep the Tescos staff in jobs. They certainly care more about trade than than the tc and bip, judging by the money they waste I think. So many groups all doing not much, they can't even seem to work together to organise bus shelters without having to worry about if they have to move them at a later date, which will cost more money, like what they said about if they have to move the benches. For goodness sake can't they all coordinate the work in Helston.
Havn't you got anything more constructive to post telstar1962, judging by your past comments, I dont believe you use the buses at all, but if you do then good luck with your bus shelter in Coinagehall street, I'll carry on using the decent one at Tescos and help keep the Tescos staff in jobs. They certainly care more about trade than than the tc and bip, judging by the money they waste I think. So many groups all doing not much, they can't even seem to work together to organise bus shelters without having to worry about if they have to move them at a later date, which will cost more money, like what they said about if they have to move the benches. For goodness sake can't they all coordinate the work in Helston. Helston fly on the wall
  • Score: 13

8:42pm Wed 21 May 14

telstar1962 says...

Of course Mullion and Porthleven do everything better than Hellstown lol
Of course Mullion and Porthleven do everything better than Hellstown lol telstar1962
  • Score: -3

9:00pm Wed 21 May 14

Gill Z Martin says...

telstar1962 wrote:
EXCLUSIVE

Stop moaning,you're getting nice new Bus Shelters
I am not moaning, my first post just states facts, based on plenty of past experiences using numerous various designs of bus shelters. The proposed bus shelters will not affect me in the slightest as I drive, and do not use the buses. However, I empathise with those that will have to use them, unlike some people in authority, I do actually consider other people, and do not hold a 'don't care attitude' towards things, just because they do not happen to affect or inconvenience me.
[quote][p][bold]telstar1962[/bold] wrote: EXCLUSIVE Stop moaning,you're getting nice new Bus Shelters[/p][/quote]I am not moaning, my first post just states facts, based on plenty of past experiences using numerous various designs of bus shelters. The proposed bus shelters will not affect me in the slightest as I drive, and do not use the buses. However, I empathise with those that will have to use them, unlike some people in authority, I do actually consider other people, and do not hold a 'don't care attitude' towards things, just because they do not happen to affect or inconvenience me. Gill Z Martin
  • Score: 12

9:39pm Wed 21 May 14

Gill Z Martin says...

telstar1962 wrote:
Of course Mullion and Porthleven do everything better than Hellstown lol
How can Mullion do everything better than Helston, they have a useless bus shelter that is no better than an umbrella. They have no rumble strips etc into the village or 'please drive slowly through our village' signs etc, the 20 limit signs on poles, are yet again partly obscured by the projection of foliage, they have no twenty limit signs painted on the road, which would be more visible, other villages manage to have these. They leave non energy saving bulbs in some of the streetlights, and yes I have raised all these issues and others, and quite frankly I am fed up intermittently reporting the visually obscured speed signs.
In contrast, Porthleven achieved the introduction of a lowered speed limit, signs and road surface signs, extra dog bins, a crossing on the Porthleven Road and many other things, so yes I think Porthleven does things much better than Mullion.
[quote][p][bold]telstar1962[/bold] wrote: Of course Mullion and Porthleven do everything better than Hellstown lol[/p][/quote]How can Mullion do everything better than Helston, they have a useless bus shelter that is no better than an umbrella. They have no rumble strips etc into the village or 'please drive slowly through our village' signs etc, the 20 limit signs on poles, are yet again partly obscured by the projection of foliage, they have no twenty limit signs painted on the road, which would be more visible, other villages manage to have these. They leave non energy saving bulbs in some of the streetlights, and yes I have raised all these issues and others, and quite frankly I am fed up intermittently reporting the visually obscured speed signs. In contrast, Porthleven achieved the introduction of a lowered speed limit, signs and road surface signs, extra dog bins, a crossing on the Porthleven Road and many other things, so yes I think Porthleven does things much better than Mullion. Gill Z Martin
  • Score: 13

10:27am Thu 22 May 14

Gill Z Martin says...

Incidentally, the two people waiting at Mullion bus stop this morning are still getting soaking wet under the shelter, and cannot sit on the seat as it is soaking wet. As I previously pointed out, these narrow shelters only replicate the shelter one gets from an umbrella, and at least with an umbrella it is directional.
Incidentally, the two people waiting at Mullion bus stop this morning are still getting soaking wet under the shelter, and cannot sit on the seat as it is soaking wet. As I previously pointed out, these narrow shelters only replicate the shelter one gets from an umbrella, and at least with an umbrella it is directional. Gill Z Martin
  • Score: 8

12:32pm Thu 22 May 14

telstar1962 says...

Gillian, you are obviously needed by the Local Councils etc for your valuable input and insight into all matters of local importance. You do indeed write prolifically and sensibly on such a wide range of subjects, but it's such a shame that hardly any of the content is ever taken note of.

Perhaps the new Mayor, Mr Mike Thomas would care to add to his 'Walk in the Woods' idea, and include 'Write to Mike' and this could include E-mail, Text, or Royal Mail ?
Gillian, you are obviously needed by the Local Councils etc for your valuable input and insight into all matters of local importance. You do indeed write prolifically and sensibly on such a wide range of subjects, but it's such a shame that hardly any of the content is ever taken note of. Perhaps the new Mayor, Mr Mike Thomas would care to add to his 'Walk in the Woods' idea, and include 'Write to Mike' and this could include E-mail, Text, or Royal Mail ? telstar1962
  • Score: 15

12:58pm Thu 22 May 14

Gill Z Martin says...

telstar1962 wrote:
Gillian, you are obviously needed by the Local Councils etc for your valuable input and insight into all matters of local importance. You do indeed write prolifically and sensibly on such a wide range of subjects, but it's such a shame that hardly any of the content is ever taken note of.

Perhaps the new Mayor, Mr Mike Thomas would care to add to his 'Walk in the Woods' idea, and include 'Write to Mike' and this could include E-mail, Text, or Royal Mail ?
I am not quite sure as to whether your first paragraph is serious or not, however, I think the idea in your second paragraph is very good, although anyone can email or meet to speak with any mayor, as indeed I did frequently with Councillor Jonathan Radford-Gaby, I think not many people, including myself, would tend to do so unless it was advertised/invited, as the walk was.
I was introduced to Councillor Mike Thomas, but doubt I would email him unless your idea was implemented in the way you suggest.
[quote][p][bold]telstar1962[/bold] wrote: Gillian, you are obviously needed by the Local Councils etc for your valuable input and insight into all matters of local importance. You do indeed write prolifically and sensibly on such a wide range of subjects, but it's such a shame that hardly any of the content is ever taken note of. Perhaps the new Mayor, Mr Mike Thomas would care to add to his 'Walk in the Woods' idea, and include 'Write to Mike' and this could include E-mail, Text, or Royal Mail ?[/p][/quote]I am not quite sure as to whether your first paragraph is serious or not, however, I think the idea in your second paragraph is very good, although anyone can email or meet to speak with any mayor, as indeed I did frequently with Councillor Jonathan Radford-Gaby, I think not many people, including myself, would tend to do so unless it was advertised/invited, as the walk was. I was introduced to Councillor Mike Thomas, but doubt I would email him unless your idea was implemented in the way you suggest. Gill Z Martin
  • Score: 11

5:52pm Thu 22 May 14

Helston fly on the wall says...

Gill Z Martin wrote:
telstar1962 wrote:
Gillian, you are obviously needed by the Local Councils etc for your valuable input and insight into all matters of local importance. You do indeed write prolifically and sensibly on such a wide range of subjects, but it's such a shame that hardly any of the content is ever taken note of.

Perhaps the new Mayor, Mr Mike Thomas would care to add to his 'Walk in the Woods' idea, and include 'Write to Mike' and this could include E-mail, Text, or Royal Mail ?
I am not quite sure as to whether your first paragraph is serious or not, however, I think the idea in your second paragraph is very good, although anyone can email or meet to speak with any mayor, as indeed I did frequently with Councillor Jonathan Radford-Gaby, I think not many people, including myself, would tend to do so unless it was advertised/invited, as the walk was.
I was introduced to Councillor Mike Thomas, but doubt I would email him unless your idea was implemented in the way you suggest.
That doesn't make sense, if you met to speak with Cllr Radford-Gaby, to discuss local issues, how was that the case, because he no more advertised like telstar1962s idea than Cllr Thomas has?
I think telstar1962s idea is good.
[quote][p][bold]Gill Z Martin[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]telstar1962[/bold] wrote: Gillian, you are obviously needed by the Local Councils etc for your valuable input and insight into all matters of local importance. You do indeed write prolifically and sensibly on such a wide range of subjects, but it's such a shame that hardly any of the content is ever taken note of. Perhaps the new Mayor, Mr Mike Thomas would care to add to his 'Walk in the Woods' idea, and include 'Write to Mike' and this could include E-mail, Text, or Royal Mail ?[/p][/quote]I am not quite sure as to whether your first paragraph is serious or not, however, I think the idea in your second paragraph is very good, although anyone can email or meet to speak with any mayor, as indeed I did frequently with Councillor Jonathan Radford-Gaby, I think not many people, including myself, would tend to do so unless it was advertised/invited, as the walk was. I was introduced to Councillor Mike Thomas, but doubt I would email him unless your idea was implemented in the way you suggest.[/p][/quote]That doesn't make sense, if you met to speak with Cllr Radford-Gaby, to discuss local issues, how was that the case, because he no more advertised like telstar1962s idea than Cllr Thomas has? I think telstar1962s idea is good. Helston fly on the wall
  • Score: 2

7:08pm Thu 22 May 14

CousinJack says...

It'll be great for the dogging
It'll be great for the dogging CousinJack
  • Score: -9

8:16pm Thu 22 May 14

Gill Z Martin says...

Helston fly on the wall wrote:
Gill Z Martin wrote:
telstar1962 wrote:
Gillian, you are obviously needed by the Local Councils etc for your valuable input and insight into all matters of local importance. You do indeed write prolifically and sensibly on such a wide range of subjects, but it's such a shame that hardly any of the content is ever taken note of.

Perhaps the new Mayor, Mr Mike Thomas would care to add to his 'Walk in the Woods' idea, and include 'Write to Mike' and this could include E-mail, Text, or Royal Mail ?
I am not quite sure as to whether your first paragraph is serious or not, however, I think the idea in your second paragraph is very good, although anyone can email or meet to speak with any mayor, as indeed I did frequently with Councillor Jonathan Radford-Gaby, I think not many people, including myself, would tend to do so unless it was advertised/invited, as the walk was.
I was introduced to Councillor Mike Thomas, but doubt I would email him unless your idea was implemented in the way you suggest.
That doesn't make sense, if you met to speak with Cllr Radford-Gaby, to discuss local issues, how was that the case, because he no more advertised like telstar1962s idea than Cllr Thomas has?
I think telstar1962s idea is good.
Because I initially emailed him specifically to forward an email that I had received from the former town manager.
I was later specifically asked to meet to discuss issues.

I think telstars idea is good, because many people are not sure as to whom they should be contacting to discuss local issues, and not everyone wishes to meet in person, and time can be a consideration. Plus they might turn up at a meeting soaking wet if they waited for a bus in the rain at one of those proposed bus stops!
[quote][p][bold]Helston fly on the wall[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Gill Z Martin[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]telstar1962[/bold] wrote: Gillian, you are obviously needed by the Local Councils etc for your valuable input and insight into all matters of local importance. You do indeed write prolifically and sensibly on such a wide range of subjects, but it's such a shame that hardly any of the content is ever taken note of. Perhaps the new Mayor, Mr Mike Thomas would care to add to his 'Walk in the Woods' idea, and include 'Write to Mike' and this could include E-mail, Text, or Royal Mail ?[/p][/quote]I am not quite sure as to whether your first paragraph is serious or not, however, I think the idea in your second paragraph is very good, although anyone can email or meet to speak with any mayor, as indeed I did frequently with Councillor Jonathan Radford-Gaby, I think not many people, including myself, would tend to do so unless it was advertised/invited, as the walk was. I was introduced to Councillor Mike Thomas, but doubt I would email him unless your idea was implemented in the way you suggest.[/p][/quote]That doesn't make sense, if you met to speak with Cllr Radford-Gaby, to discuss local issues, how was that the case, because he no more advertised like telstar1962s idea than Cllr Thomas has? I think telstar1962s idea is good.[/p][/quote]Because I initially emailed him specifically to forward an email that I had received from the former town manager. I was later specifically asked to meet to discuss issues. I think telstars idea is good, because many people are not sure as to whom they should be contacting to discuss local issues, and not everyone wishes to meet in person, and time can be a consideration. Plus they might turn up at a meeting soaking wet if they waited for a bus in the rain at one of those proposed bus stops! Gill Z Martin
  • Score: 10

9:03pm Thu 22 May 14

Helston fly on the wall says...

CousinJack wrote:
It'll be great for the dogging
I wouldn't judge others by your own standards, I doubt Cllr Thomas is that way inclined.
[quote][p][bold]CousinJack[/bold] wrote: It'll be great for the dogging[/p][/quote]I wouldn't judge others by your own standards, I doubt Cllr Thomas is that way inclined. Helston fly on the wall
  • Score: 2

8:12am Fri 23 May 14

Gill Z Martin says...

Helston fly on the wall wrote:
CousinJack wrote:
It'll be great for the dogging
I wouldn't judge others by your own standards, I doubt Cllr Thomas is that way inclined.
I think CousinJack is referring to the bus shelter, not telstars idea that people text/email Councillor Mike Thomas!

I think these bus shelters are just a pacifying exercise for those people that ask for shelters. I believe there are more practical shelters that could still be used in a conservation area.
[quote][p][bold]Helston fly on the wall[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]CousinJack[/bold] wrote: It'll be great for the dogging[/p][/quote]I wouldn't judge others by your own standards, I doubt Cllr Thomas is that way inclined.[/p][/quote]I think CousinJack is referring to the bus shelter, not telstars idea that people text/email Councillor Mike Thomas! I think these bus shelters are just a pacifying exercise for those people that ask for shelters. I believe there are more practical shelters that could still be used in a conservation area. Gill Z Martin
  • Score: 10

8:21am Fri 23 May 14

ronedgcumbe says...

Sorry to be negative but to me to be me this is 20 grand being spent on not very much. Could not a local contracted be employed to build something that is at least fit for purpose.
Sorry to be negative but to me to be me this is 20 grand being spent on not very much. Could not a local contracted be employed to build something that is at least fit for purpose. ronedgcumbe
  • Score: 9

8:28am Fri 23 May 14

ronedgcumbe says...

That should read contractor.
They look ok but very bland and costly.
I
That should read contractor. They look ok but very bland and costly. I ronedgcumbe
  • Score: 4

8:40am Fri 23 May 14

telstar1962 says...

And why not sketch a drawing of the perfect Bus Shelter and send it by e-mail attachment to Mr Mike Thomas,the Mayor, or post it to The Mayor, TheTown Hall, Helston,
TR13 8ST
And why not sketch a drawing of the perfect Bus Shelter and send it by e-mail attachment to Mr Mike Thomas,the Mayor, or post it to The Mayor, TheTown Hall, Helston, TR13 8ST telstar1962
  • Score: 2

8:49am Fri 23 May 14

Gill Z Martin says...

telstar1962 wrote:
And why not sketch a drawing of the perfect Bus Shelter and send it by e-mail attachment to Mr Mike Thomas,the Mayor, or post it to The Mayor, TheTown Hall, Helston,
TR13 8ST
I am no good at sketching/drawing etc but how about one similar to that which is on the Redruth road. Or How about a brick built one, it would not have to look very fancy, seeing as the conservation officer is quite happy with the wall by the Trengrouse Way toilets, and will not let it be demolished!
[quote][p][bold]telstar1962[/bold] wrote: And why not sketch a drawing of the perfect Bus Shelter and send it by e-mail attachment to Mr Mike Thomas,the Mayor, or post it to The Mayor, TheTown Hall, Helston, TR13 8ST[/p][/quote]I am no good at sketching/drawing etc but how about one similar to that which is on the Redruth road. Or How about a brick built one, it would not have to look very fancy, seeing as the conservation officer is quite happy with the wall by the Trengrouse Way toilets, and will not let it be demolished! Gill Z Martin
  • Score: 10

8:55am Fri 23 May 14

ronedgcumbe says...

telstar1962 wrote:
And why not sketch a drawing of the perfect Bus Shelter and send it by e-mail attachment to Mr Mike Thomas,the Mayor, or post it to The Mayor, TheTown Hall, Helston,
TR13 8ST
To be honest we should not need too. Hopefully the council will think again and purchase more sensible bus shelters or are we to have a repeat of the wonky bench saga.
[quote][p][bold]telstar1962[/bold] wrote: And why not sketch a drawing of the perfect Bus Shelter and send it by e-mail attachment to Mr Mike Thomas,the Mayor, or post it to The Mayor, TheTown Hall, Helston, TR13 8ST[/p][/quote]To be honest we should not need too. Hopefully the council will think again and purchase more sensible bus shelters or are we to have a repeat of the wonky bench saga. ronedgcumbe
  • Score: 12

8:59am Fri 23 May 14

Gill Z Martin says...

My point, is having something practical that actually keeps people dry, and where the seat stays dry. As I previously said, one gets soaked along with the seat in the proposed designed shelter. If it is costing that much, then at least have something that serves the purpose for those who have to use it.

I noticed they have repositioned the bench that is outside the job centre. Why do they not just reposition a couple of the other benches and put a decent shelter over the top of them by the bus stops.
My point, is having something practical that actually keeps people dry, and where the seat stays dry. As I previously said, one gets soaked along with the seat in the proposed designed shelter. If it is costing that much, then at least have something that serves the purpose for those who have to use it. I noticed they have repositioned the bench that is outside the job centre. Why do they not just reposition a couple of the other benches and put a decent shelter over the top of them by the bus stops. Gill Z Martin
  • Score: 10

9:09am Fri 23 May 14

Gill Z Martin says...

ronedgcumbe wrote:
telstar1962 wrote:
And why not sketch a drawing of the perfect Bus Shelter and send it by e-mail attachment to Mr Mike Thomas,the Mayor, or post it to The Mayor, TheTown Hall, Helston,
TR13 8ST
To be honest we should not need too. Hopefully the council will think again and purchase more sensible bus shelters or are we to have a repeat of the wonky bench saga.
Perhaps the conservation officer may like to wait at the bus stop in Mullion in the rain! The one in Mullion may not be as fancy, but it is still basically the same design.
[quote][p][bold]ronedgcumbe[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]telstar1962[/bold] wrote: And why not sketch a drawing of the perfect Bus Shelter and send it by e-mail attachment to Mr Mike Thomas,the Mayor, or post it to The Mayor, TheTown Hall, Helston, TR13 8ST[/p][/quote]To be honest we should not need too. Hopefully the council will think again and purchase more sensible bus shelters or are we to have a repeat of the wonky bench saga.[/p][/quote]Perhaps the conservation officer may like to wait at the bus stop in Mullion in the rain! The one in Mullion may not be as fancy, but it is still basically the same design. Gill Z Martin
  • Score: 10

9:17am Fri 23 May 14

ronedgcumbe says...

Gill Z Martin wrote:
My point, is having something practical that actually keeps people dry, and where the seat stays dry. As I previously said, one gets soaked along with the seat in the proposed designed shelter. If it is costing that much, then at least have something that serves the purpose for those who have to use it.

I noticed they have repositioned the bench that is outside the job centre. Why do they not just reposition a couple of the other benches and put a decent shelter over the top of them by the bus stops.
I agree a simple canopy over some wonky benches would do fine. Why does it always have to cost a fortune.
The same company has another model called Chester which seems more suitable and includes a bench if the council are intent on spending our money.
[quote][p][bold]Gill Z Martin[/bold] wrote: My point, is having something practical that actually keeps people dry, and where the seat stays dry. As I previously said, one gets soaked along with the seat in the proposed designed shelter. If it is costing that much, then at least have something that serves the purpose for those who have to use it. I noticed they have repositioned the bench that is outside the job centre. Why do they not just reposition a couple of the other benches and put a decent shelter over the top of them by the bus stops.[/p][/quote]I agree a simple canopy over some wonky benches would do fine. Why does it always have to cost a fortune. The same company has another model called Chester which seems more suitable and includes a bench if the council are intent on spending our money. ronedgcumbe
  • Score: 8

9:17am Fri 23 May 14

Gill Z Martin says...

Personally, I would have moved the bus stop and had it right outside the Methodist Chapel, and people could carry on as they do now, waiting under the shelter of the Chapel. This would be more convenient, people sit on the wall there anyway, also there is already a bench, even though it does face the wrong way to keep an eye on the buses arriving!
Personally, I would have moved the bus stop and had it right outside the Methodist Chapel, and people could carry on as they do now, waiting under the shelter of the Chapel. This would be more convenient, people sit on the wall there anyway, also there is already a bench, even though it does face the wrong way to keep an eye on the buses arriving! Gill Z Martin
  • Score: 9

9:21am Fri 23 May 14

ronedgcumbe says...

Gill Z Martin wrote:
My point, is having something practical that actually keeps people dry, and where the seat stays dry. As I previously said, one gets soaked along with the seat in the proposed designed shelter. If it is costing that much, then at least have something that serves the purpose for those who have to use it.

I noticed they have repositioned the bench that is outside the job centre. Why do they not just reposition a couple of the other benches and put a decent shelter over the top of them by the bus stops.
A shame it has been moved it always made me chuckle that it was placed so that anyone sat there obscured the letterbox.
[quote][p][bold]Gill Z Martin[/bold] wrote: My point, is having something practical that actually keeps people dry, and where the seat stays dry. As I previously said, one gets soaked along with the seat in the proposed designed shelter. If it is costing that much, then at least have something that serves the purpose for those who have to use it. I noticed they have repositioned the bench that is outside the job centre. Why do they not just reposition a couple of the other benches and put a decent shelter over the top of them by the bus stops.[/p][/quote]A shame it has been moved it always made me chuckle that it was placed so that anyone sat there obscured the letterbox. ronedgcumbe
  • Score: 3

9:26am Fri 23 May 14

ronedgcumbe says...

Gill Z Martin wrote:
Personally, I would have moved the bus stop and had it right outside the Methodist Chapel, and people could carry on as they do now, waiting under the shelter of the Chapel. This would be more convenient, people sit on the wall there anyway, also there is already a bench, even though it does face the wrong way to keep an eye on the buses arriving!
That's a very good idea. This just seems to be yet another waste of money.
[quote][p][bold]Gill Z Martin[/bold] wrote: Personally, I would have moved the bus stop and had it right outside the Methodist Chapel, and people could carry on as they do now, waiting under the shelter of the Chapel. This would be more convenient, people sit on the wall there anyway, also there is already a bench, even though it does face the wrong way to keep an eye on the buses arriving![/p][/quote]That's a very good idea. This just seems to be yet another waste of money. ronedgcumbe
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