By Dominique Tassell
The school bus shelter in Leyburn was a subject of discussion at the recent Connecting with Council Meeting.
Leyburn local Sheryle Wieden stated, “from what us locals see it seems that for the second time the placing for the school bus shelter has been put in an area without consultation with correct persons”.
“Why are local voices being ignored on such important issues?”
Sheryle stated that the bus has always picked up children out the front of the QCWA Hall.
While she did state it was probably a transport issue with regulations around where a school bus can stop.
However, she noted that the bus still does not use the new shelter.
“Then it must not have been approved for bus use,” she stated.
Sheryle also raised that the key for the notice board at the bus shelter cannot be produced.
SDRC CEO, Dave Burges, said he would look into this.
Other locals stated that the notice board should never have been placed in the bus shelter, as locals stated from the start that they wanted it to be located in the post office where there is more foot traffic.
Sheryle supported this, stating that Council simply “ignored that conversation”.