Blackhall Road Kendal Bus Shelter
Written by John Williamson on 21/08/2018
A community group led initiative involving three tiers of local government has resulted in an improved bus shelter.
Kendal and District Bus User Group (KADBUS) worked with county, district and town councils to enhance the shelter on Blackhall Road in Kendal.
Over £20,000 worth of improvements have been made at the town centre site including a larger shelter structure, increased seating and solar lighting.
Following the relocation of two bus services from Kendal bus station to the shelter to aid service reliability, KADBUS proposed the shelter improvements due to their concerns about the extra usage.
In addition to their own funds, the group secured funding for the works through Cumbria County Council’s bus service operators grant, Kendal Town Council and the Holehird Trust. Kendal Town Council managed funding administration for KADBUS and has also adopted the shelter for future maintenance and cleaning. South Lakeland District Council helped with site preparation works.
Barbara Colley, KADBUS group member, said: “We are delighted that three local authorities have been able to support this project and I’d like to thank each of them for their valued involvement. As a result of their support, the improved shelter will truly reflect the combined input of each authority together with KADBUS.”
KADBUS is a small community group who represent the views and needs of bus users in South Lakeland.