Tem­po­rary bus shel­ter at health cen­tre

The Oban Times - - NEWS -

A FORT WIL­LIAM bus shel­ter that was knocked down last July af­ter it was hit by a bus is to be re­placed this week.

A meet­ing be­tween prop­erty own­ers Bid­wells and NHS High­land took place last week to dis­cuss a per­ma­nent re­place­ment bus shel­ter.

Fol­low­ing the meet­ing, both par­ties con­firmed a tem­po­rary shel­ter will be erected this week, with talks about a new per­ma­nent one on­go­ing.

A spokesper­son for man­ag­ing agents Bid­wells said: ‘ We have con­tracted a lo­cal joiner to erect a tem­po­rary bus shel­ter at the health cen­tre and this should be in place some­time this week.

‘ We are cur­rently in the process of ne­go­ti­at­ing with the in­sur­ers and bus shel­ter sup­pli­ers to se­cure a per­ma­nent re­place­ment.

‘ We realise this has caused some in­con­ve­nience to bus pas­sen­gers but we are work­ing hard to re­solve this.’ NHS High­land said: ‘ We have been in dis­cus­sions with Bid­wells and a tem­po­rary shel­ter will be put in place this week.

‘Dis­cus­sions to se­cure a per­ma­nent re­place­ment bus shel­ter are on­go­ing. We apol­o­gise for any in­con­ve­nience this may cause.’

As re­ported in The Oban Times on Jan­uary 12 the com­mu­nity was frus­tated that noth­ing had been done about the bus shel­ter for months af­ter it was knocked down.

For­mer com­mu­nity coun­cil­lor Mary Bruce is also frus­trated a new shel­ter has still not been put in place.

She told The Oban Times: ‘Some­one just needs to get it fixed be­cause if this had hap­pened at Raig­more a new one would be up to­mor­row.

‘Things just get left ly­ing here though. Let’s just do some­thing and ar­gue about it later.’

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