Council to tackle ‘eyesore’ bus station

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Moss, algae and grime plaguing Daventry’s bus station is to be tackled this month after residents told the district council they were fed up with the mess.

A number of residents, including Brian Nelson, 78, have written to Daventry District Council in recent weeks to express their displeasure about issues including dirty windows, damaged seats and broken lighting.

Mr Nelson, who successfully campaigned for a bus shelter on Admirals Way this year, said he was shocked at state of the station.

He said: “It is just an eyesore. I don’t think it is fair people have to sit in the sun under the Perspex roof.

“It is a matter of neglect. They (Daventry District Council) have not done anything to maintain the station in two years, maybe longer.

“Daventry is in a bit of a state, it needs looking after. We just need a town we can be proud of.”

Mike Barlow, chairman of Northampton Bus Users Group , added: “I would say they are in quite a poor condition and have been for sometime. They are also poorly lit. I wouldn’t want to be at the station after 7pm at night if I was a young woman.”

A spokesman for Daventry District Council said it is aware of the problem and that it would be taking steps this month to clean off the moss and algae as well as cutting back overhanging trees.

The council has not ruled out the possibility volunteers could be charged with cleaning the station on October 23 as part of its ‘day of action’.

Volunteers for the clean up are asked to attend the district council offices on Lodge Road from 10am.