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New seats for Woodbridge Hamblin Road Bus Stop

Hamblin Road bus users can now wait in comfort after LibDem intervention has resulted in comfortable seating in the shelters!
Hamblin Road bus users can now wait in comfort after LibDem intervention has resulted in comfortable seating in the shelters!

What’s so strange about these four people?

They are all sitting comfortably at the Hamblin Rd bus stop –  And that’s new! Nobody has been able to sit in the shelters since the were installed some years ago because there were no seats!

Last month, having made forceful representations to Suffolk Onboard about the inappropriate ‘parrot perch’ rail that nobody could sit on, I got them to come and look at it for themselves and talk to the people trying to sit on it.It did the trick.

As you can see, on Wednesday last, they changed it to nice flat seating for us! Thank you Suffolk Onboard – we’re very pleased indeed.

Woodbridge Bus news – and it’s all good news!

The 65b Woodridge service  seemed to be  getting prenty of custom on Good Friday
The 65b Woodbridge service seemed to be getting plenty of custom on Good Friday

“So why are you taking a photo of a bus” asked the women at Hamblin Road.

BECAUSE IT’S A BANK HOLIDAY AND LOOK, THERE’S A BUS RUNNING!’ I screamed excitedly. Yes – we were looking at the first Good Friday Service in FOUR years – and a lot of people wanting to use it too!

A Sunday and Bank Holiday Bus Service is an invaluable thing! It took a lot of lobbying folks – but it’s going strong. Remember, use it, and you’ll not lose it!

Two other pieces of good news for Woodbridge bus users:

I’ve talked to Suffolk Onboard and they have now agreed to replace those  balancing poles at the Hamblin Road bus shelters with proper seating so that people will be able to sit and wait for their buses at long last.

And after I took them to look at the site, they have also approved two new bus stops on the Ipswich Road –  above the Notcutts roundabout -so that people wanting to get to Framfield surgery and Clarkson Court can find it easier to use  the bus services. The bus companies have also agreed them, so they will go ahead.