St Stephen Parish Council has just completed a £6,000 programme of repair and refurbishment works on its bus shelters throughout the Parish.
The Parish Council made a decision some years ago to install high quality wooden bus shelters which reflect and enhance their rural setting in the villages of the Parish. To date 24 shelters have been installed, each costing around £11,000 to purchase and install.
The works carried out this year included replacement of some of the wooden shingle roofs, re-modelling of openings to provide better visibility from inside the shelters and wood preservative treatments.
This will extend the life of the shelters, making sure that they remain in good condition, and that they continue to provide much needed shelter from the elements. If the Parish Council did not install and maintain these shelters there is a risk that the County Council would not replace those with ‘low passenger use’.
These works form part of a rolling programme which will ensure that all the Parish Council shelters will remain in good condition and be an asset to the community for many years to come.
In addition to the provision of the shelters, the Parish Council, supported by the Bricket Wood Residents’ Association, has been working with the County Council and Highways Authority for some years to improve the bus layby and shelters on the A405, opposite the Black Boy PH. It has now been confirmed that improvements are scheduled to be completed before November this year.