Gateway £10,000 Milford bus stop agreed
MILFORD parish councillors agreed to spend £10,000 on a new bus stop on the B3058 at Downton.
The covered shelter is set to be in place early in 2022 to benefit visitors to Shorefield Holiday Park and school children who currently have no protection in bad weather.
As part of the project, Hampshire County Council has agreed to spend a further £2,500 preparing the site and removing the existing broken bus stop. It will be installed on a grassy area at the junction of the B3058 and Downton Lane.
Milford parish clerk Graham Wells said: “It is the gateway to the village – it is our border. The seat is fallen down, the whole area is overgrown and the bus stop is rusty. It looks terrible and it will be nice to have something there.”
Cllr Anne Cullen said: “When I drive down that road to get the seven o'clock train from New Milton there are children stood there waiting for the school bus. It’s not a great start to the day if they are soaking wet.”
Shorefield Holidays has been approached to contribute towards the cost of the shelter, with a decision expected after the next board meeting this month.