Search

Botesdale rejoices in shelter gift

PUBLISHED: 06:29 27 March 2008 | UPDATED: 10:27 12 July 2010

Residents of Botesdale are to at long last have a bus shelter to protect them from the elements.

The shelter is to be built on land just off The Street which used to be part of the Simonds coach depot after Anglia Secure Homes, the company which has transformed the site into a prestigious new homes development, donated the land to Botesdale Parish Council.

Residents of Botesdale are to at long last have a bus shelter to protect them from the elements.

The shelter is to be built on land just off The Street which used to be part of the Simonds coach depot after Anglia Secure Homes, the company which has transformed the site into a prestigious new homes development, donated the land to Botesdale Parish Council.

Parish clerk, Hilary Butler, welcomed the gesture and said the shelter would fulfil a need highlighted by residents in a village appraisal carried out in 2001.

“Botesdale has never had a bus shelter and this particular bus stop is probably the most popular in the village, so the location is ideal. The problem we've always had is finding a piece of land on which to build a shelter,” said Mrs Butler.

“When Anglia Secure Homes offered us the land, it was the answer to our prayers because it is an issue which has stumped us for many years.”

The metal framed, cantilever-style shelter will be erected and paid for by Suffolk Country Council with a financial contribution from the parish council. Subject to planning details being resolved, the shelter should be in place by the summer.

Mrs Bulter said it was not the first time Anglia Secure Homes' development had benefited the village. “The company also made a major contribution to the new children's play equipment at the recreation ground opposite Chapel Lane,” she added.

Anglia Secure Homes Director, Paul Edmondson, said: “Botesdale is a lovely village and we are very pleased to have been able to bring these additional benefits in addition to re-developing the Simonds coach depot.”

The site now comprises 11 retirement cottages called Oswald Mews as well as general housing, including four stunningly renovated cottages whose origins date back to the 17th century.

Other news

08:55

Hundreds of households have been left facing days without heating, hot water or being able to cook after damage to a gas mains pipe.

A lorry broken down on the A11 is causing delays for motorists this morning (November 13).

Yesterday, 19:30

A woman who killed an 80-year-old great-grandmother in a head-on car crash has been ordered to carry out unpaid work.

Yesterday, 14:25

Serious safety incidents led to 35 deaths at the region’s mental health trust over a six month period, figures have revealed.

Most Read

Yesterday, 19:30

A woman who killed an 80-year-old great-grandmother in a head-on car crash has been ordered to carry out unpaid work.

Read more
08:55

Hundreds of households have been left facing days without heating, hot water or being able to cook after damage to a gas mains pipe.

Read more
Yesterday, 11:54

It was the war to end all wars in which millions of people died on the battlefields of Europe and further afield. A hundred years on South Norfolk paid its respects to the fallen and marked the armistice.

Read more
St Mary's Church
Friday, November 9, 2018

A Suffolk pervert could be facing jail after uploading sick images of children online under the pseudonym ‘bbyboy’.

Read more
Ipswich Crown Court

A lorry broken down on the A11 is causing delays for motorists this morning (November 13).

Read more
Dereham

Local Weather

Sunny

Sunny

max temp: 13°C

min temp: 7°C

Show Job Lists

Digital Edition

Image
Read the Diss Mercury e-edition today
E-edition

Newsletter Sign Up

Diss Mercury weekly newsletter
Sign up to receive our regular email newsletter

Our Privacy Policy