Students put bus shelter campaign to councillor
Students put their case for a bus shelter at the bus stop outside CBA across to borough and county councillor John McGhee.
Cllr McGhee came along to the latest meeting of CBA’s Senate to discuss the issue on Tuesday, November 20.
The Senate’s Sixth Form representatives Morium Akter and Andile Chiwuta put across their views during the meeting.
Andile said: “Speaking on behalf of most of the other Sixth Formers, during the summer it’s fine at the bus stop but because the weather is getting cold and changing, there’s going to be more rain and eventually snow. We were wondering if a bus shelter could be placed at the bus stop for students to wait under.”
Cllr McGhee invited the students to meet county council officers with him to put forward the case for the bus shelter.
The Senate also voted to pledge its £1,500 budget for the year towards the bus shelter.
Cllr McGhee said: “It’s fantastic CBA has a cross school group who can come in and discuss what the students think the school need.
“At the meeting Andile and Morium were very forthcoming in what they wanted, having heard from the rest of the Sixth Form. It’s a great idea, we don’t want students standing out in the rain after a long day at school.”
Cllr McGhee said it wouldn’t be a short process to get a bus shelter in place but he thought it could be possible within six months to a year.