Transport for London recently moved the bus stop on Shirland Road outside Charfield Court a few yards down the road, and then removed the bus shelter which many pensioners on the Amberley Estate (and non-pensioners too) used to rest while waiting for buses. Residents were concerned that it would be gone for good.
After we pressed for an explanation the Council has reassured us that it is part of a bigger scheme to try to stop Shirland Road being blocked up when buses can't pull in to the stop, and that the idea is to split the bus stops on either side of the street so that they are not near the refuge in the centre of Shirland Road used by pedestrians to cross. Unfortunately this scheme is still being prepared but they hope to work on it later this year. We will make sure pensioners are not left without their bus shelter for long.