Thursday, 24 November 2011

New bus service for town centre

A new 19-seater bus service will run between the train station, bus station right down to the High Street and then Eagle's Meadow as part of efforts by the council to attract more shoppers to the town centre.
The move, which was backed by the council's Environment and Regeneration Scrutiny Committee, comes after a long battle by myself, Cllr Carrie Harper and Cllr Keith Gregory to get the buses back into the High Street.
Despite initially sounding keen, the private bus companies decided against this and now the council is developing its own service that will come down Regent St and pick up passengers on the way.
This will be a great bonus for those who are less mobile and find it difficult to walk all the way from the bus station to the High Street.
It will mean some loss of parking spaces for Blue Badge holders but there will be some compensation because they will be able to park from 9am.
Darren Williams and his team deserve praise for working through a novel solution to answer the needs of shoppers and traders in what has been a very difficult balancing act.

1 comment:

The Red Flag said...

Wrecsam's problem retail-shopping wise is, was and always wil be the closeness of Chester.