New bus shelter for Aylsham to replace leaky roof

Market Square in Aylsham. Picture: MARK BULLIMORE

Market Square in Aylsham. Picture: MARK BULLIMORE

A leaky bus shelter which has sparked complaints in a north Norfolk town is to be replaced.

Aylsham's bus shelter, which was installed a couple of years ago when the town's market place was revamped, has a leaking roof.

People who use the shelter had complained to Aylsham Town Council, which has decided to order a £4,500 replacement.

Town clerk Sue Lake said she hoped the new glass and metal shelter would be installed in the next few weeks.

'It is bothering people,' said Mrs Lake. 'The current one doesn't provide much shelter and people have been complaining about it.'

At a council meeting last week, chairman Mathew Martin said: 'The people of Aylsham deserve a bus shelter that is fit for purpose.'

The current shelter was erected when Market Place was resurfaced thanks to £50,000 of Norfolk County Council money and £50,000 of Tesco cash from a pot earmarked for 'enhancement' as a condition of the supermarket giant gaining permission for its Aylsham store which opened in 2006.