MP supports call for new bus shleter outside Waitrose in Lewes

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A REQUEST for a bus shelter outside Waitrose in Lewes should be approved by East Sussex County Council, said the town’s MP Norman Baker.

The MP has written to the county council after meeting representatives of Lewes District Seniors’ Forum to support their request for a bus shelter at Eastgate Street.

The bus stop outside Waitrose is well used by residents travelling into town from throughout the district and beyond, as well as residents of Lewes using the town centre and the supermarket itself.

While some seating is available outside the supermarket, the benches are not covered and provides no protection from the elements.

Norman said: “I am more than happy to support the request made by Lewes District Seniors’ Forum to erect a bus shelter outside Waitrose in Lewes.

“This is a very popular bus stop, but where seating near the stop is available, it is not protected from the elements.

“I think that the erection of a bus shelter at this location is a sensible request and I am hopeful that the county council will respond to the Lewes Seniors positively.”