It has been three years in the pipeline but residents on Bury St Edmunds’ Horringer Court estate have finally received a bus shelter on a busy route.
The shelter, in Glastonbury Road has been in the pipeline for so long following legal complications over the ownership of the site which have since been resolved.
Suffolk County Council has now built the shelter at a cost of more than £8,000 with former County Cllr Craig Dearden-Phillips providing a ‘significant amount’ from his locality budget.
His successor Cllr Sarah Stamp has been pressing for the new facility since being elected. She said: “I had to put my foot down and shout quite loudly.”
Mr Dearden Phillips said: “I’m delighted that it’s actually happened. I’m grateful to Sarah for pushing it.”
Philip Jude, vice chairman of the Horringer Court Residents’ Association, which originally requested the shelter, said: “We’re pleased about it. It’s crazy as there are three bus stops in our patch. Two were originally built with shelters and the one that wasn’t is the one everyone uses.”