The bus shelter on Corve Street, at the stop known as the Compasses, has proved a great success. On wet and windy days, people welcome some respite from the weather while they wait for the bus to Shrewsbury or the town service.
The shelter was funded by the town council. Recently, it agreed to install a new bus shelter every year. But where should the next bus stop go?
The town council is now consulting on the best location for the next bus shelter. Deadline 26 June. Email your thoughts to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Ludlow is surprisingly short of bus shelters. Ludlow Assembly Rooms. Henley Road. And most recently Corve Street. That’s it, except for the Eco Park shelter for the park and ride which is in Ludford parish.
For years, passengers waiting on Corve Street for a bus had to suffer pelting rain and howling winds as they waited for the bus. Now, bus users can wait in an elegant bus shelter that sits comfortably in the streetscape of one of Ludlow’s most historic areas.
Where should the next bus shelter go? Top of my list is outside Aldi, where people wait for the town buses (normally the 701 and 722) with their shopping. Highways engineers have confirmed that the location will accommodate a shelter of similar design to the Corve Street shelter. Next on my list, would be the stop outside Tesco.
Moving out of the town centre, several locations come to mind. Weyman Road at the corner of Potters Close. Sheet Road near Greenacres. Riddings Road to serve Sandpits. Tollgate Road.
A shelter at Rocks Green would be useful. This is in Ludford so cannot be funded by Ludlow Town Council. But it could be installed if and when the new supermarket is built.
Now it is over to you to suggest locations to Ludlow Town Council. Email email@example.com by 26 June.