[P]enrith Town Council will consult on the provision of a bus shelter at the bus stop at Tara Hill on Scotland Road.
Responsibility for providing and maintaining all bus shelters in the town will shortly transfer to Penrith Town Council from Eden District Council. This is one element of the devolution of services from the District to the Town Council. As part of this process, several shelters have been refurbished and repaired.
The Tara Hill shelter was removed due to its poor condition. Following the removal of the shelter several bus users have asked that the shelter is re-instated. The Town Council has listened and decided to consult with the community, via house-to-house surveys conducted by Ward, Town and District Councillors, also postal, on-line and off-line surveys. The Town Council will then consider whether to replace the shelter at its meeting, which is open to the public, on 21 May.
The decision taken by Councillors at that meeting will take account of the views expressed in the consultation as well as costs involved. The information provided by the survey is an important element in the decision to be taken by Councillors. The outcome will be made public on the Town Council’s website, social media and in the press
Mayor, Scott Jackson, says; “I am keen that residents directly influence the decisions for the services they hold most dear. This survey is an opportunity for those who use the bus shelter to be heard. No decision has been made about the Council’s future course of action and it will be shaped by what the residents say.”
If you would like to voice your opinion, please complete the short survey questionnaire. If you do not receive a survey, they will be available for completion from Penrith Library, Penrith Tourist Information Centre and the Penrith Town Council office, which is open to the public Monday-Wednesday between 9.00am and 3.00pm.
The questionnaires will also be available for completion electronically, on the town council website at www.penrithtowncouncil.co.uk and via the Council’s Facebook page, @PenrithTownCouncil.
Completed surveys should be with Penrith Town Council, 19-24 Friargate, Penrith CA11 7XR by Friday 14th April, 2018.