Shorne Parish Council is considering the feasibility and affordability of refurbishing the brick-built, semi-enclosed bus shelters on either side of Shorne Crossroads.
The bus shelters are between 60 and 70 years old, and due to their semi-enclosed design, they suffer from misuse, and it is not easy for waiting passengers to see buses approaching, or vice-versa. The misuse deters people from using the shelters, and costs money to put right.
One of the options we are considering is to widen the opening at the front of the shelters, to reduce opportunities for misuse and to improve visibility. At the same time, we would carry out general refurbishment of the shelters.
A second option would be to block off the alcoves on either side of the shelters. Again this would reduce opportunities for misuse, but it would also reduce the internal waiting area to around 6 feet wide. Again, we would carry out refurbishment of the shelters.
However, either option is likely to be expensive and require grant support, and feedback recently obtained from Arriva Buses suggests that not many people use these bus stops. If the bus shelters are rarely used, it would be difficult to justify spending significant sums of money on them, or even keeping them.
We therefore need to establish how much our local residents value and depend on these bus shelters, and to take account of residents’ views before we make our final decision.
We are inviting residents of Shorne to let us know their views. You can let us know by completing one of the forms below and returning it to us not later than Sunday 3rd July 2022. (THIS CONSULTATION IS NOW CLOSED.)
To download a Word version of the form, click here: Questionnaire Form (Word)
To download a PDF version of the form, click here: Questionnaire Form (PDF)
You can return your form by email to email@example.com, or by post to:
Shorne Parish Council, c/o Shorne Village Hall, The Street, Shorne, Gravesend, Kent, DA12 3HHBus Shelter Consultation QUESTIONNAIRE (PDF)