New ‘carrot’ bus shelter for Weston-super-Mare seafront?

PUBLISHED: 07:59 01 April 2015 | UPDATED: 08:44 01 April 2015

The 'carrot' in Big Lamp Corner was installed in 2006.

The 'carrot' in Big Lamp Corner was installed in 2006.


WESTON’S infamous ‘carrot’ bus shelter could soon be replicated on the seafront, if plans for a second similar one are accepted.

Councillors are considering replicating the quirky 70ft artwork which stands at Big Lamp Corner with a similar 50ft design on Weston seafront.

The new bus shelter, if the plans are accepted, would be placed near the Winter Gardens.

The original ‘carrot’, which is used as a bus shelter and kiosk, was built in 2006 and cost about £300,000. It is not known whether the second similar shelter will cost taxpayers more or less than the original.

Plans unveiled for new 'carrot'.Plans unveiled for new 'carrot'.

When the first was being built, councillors said it would become an ‘asset to Weston’ and iconic.

The Mercury understands a final decision is not likely to be made until after the council elections on May 7.

Become a supporter

This newspaper has been a central part of community life for many years, through good times and bad. Coronavirus is one of the greatest challenges our community has ever faced, but if we all play our part we will defeat it. We're here to serve as your advocate and trusted source of local information.

In these testing times, your support is more important than ever. Thank you.

Most Read

Comments have been disabled on this article.

Most Read

Latest from the Weston Mercury