New shuttle bus service for town?
PUBLISHED: 10:00 22 August 2012
WESTON could soon have its own shuttle bus service if a motion by a town councillor is adopted.
Mike Bell wants to see a visitor bus service introduced in the resort and will propose that Weston Town Council adopts his idea at its meeting next month.
The service would either be free or low-cost, and offer a service making it easier for tourists and visitors to get off and on around the town centre.
He said: “Weston has a lot to offer and I want to put in place a new scheme that will be a real boost to business in the town centre and offer a great service to both tourists and shoppers.
“I want to see the town council take the lead on introducing the shuttle bus, in partnership with the BID and key town centre businesses, and my motion will propose an initial consultation with a view to putting the funding in place to introduce the scheme in time for next year’s summer season.”
Similarly to schemes already run in Oxford and Falmouth, it would run in a circular route around the town centre, calling at major car parks, the railway station and key tourist sites like the Grand Pier, Knightstone Island and Grove village.
Cllr Bell added: “Weston has a fairly compact town centre, but it is important that all the parts of town share in the benefit of the increasing number of people coming here.
“With the Dolphin Square developments hopefully coming on stream before too long, Weston will have more to offer than ever and we need to do everything possible to make the most of the opportunities that will open up.”
The town council will consider Cllr Bell’s motion at its meeting at Grove House on September 10.
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