Forced to stand while waiting for the bus

The seat was stolen from the bus stop over a year ago
The seat was stolen from the bus stop over a year ago

A Dunstable resident is ‘fed up’ of contacting the council about a vandalised seat at the bus stop on Southwood Road.

The 36-year-old resident, who does not wish to be named, contacted Central Bedfordshire Council about a bus stop seat that had been removed over a year ago.

The bus stop is located at the far end of Southwood Road, just past Norfolk Road.

He said: “I am fed up of not getting anywhere with my concerns about the missing seat.

“For over a year now, despite many calls from myself and other concerned residents to the council nothing has been done and the elderly residents have been forced to stand for long periods of time to get a bus or not get a bus at all.”

His concern is for the elderly residents that live near to him at the warden controlled flats on Southwood Road.

A Central Bedfordshire Council spokesperson said: “The seat for this particular stop is on order and should be replaced within the next fortnight.

“We have incorporated the repair of this seat in with the audit of all bus stops/shelters that needed cleaning or vandalism repairs.”

He added: “I do not think it is fair that they are being treated like this.

“I do hope this situation gets resolved quickly and they are able to use the bus stop and sit and enjoy the freedom they deserve.”