Bus shelter and footpath make Midhurst road safer

Cllr John Etherington and Cllr Gordon McAra at the site of the bus stop in Midhurst
Cllr John Etherington and Cllr Gordon McAra at the site of the bus stop in Midhurst

IT took years of campaigning but now bus users and pedestrians will be safer on their way in and out of Midhurst.

Work is currently underway on a new bus shelter and footpath by the Half Moon pub on the Petersfield Road, along the A272.

Councillor Gordon McAra helped to set the wheels in motion.

“Midhurst Town Council has been campaigning for years to have this work do, so I took the opportunity to have it included in the work on the new cycle path from Stedham to Midhurst,” he said.

“The work being carried out will add a footpath by the bus stop to June Lane to do away with the need to either walk through wet grass or walk on the main road, which is dangerous at the best of times. This work will start when the bus shelter is finished.

“This is an important improvement for the people of June Lane who have had to risk either the dangers of the main road or trampling over often wet grass to get to safety.

“The new path is wide enough for mums with double buggies or anyone with a mobility scooter.”

Midhurst town councillor John Etherington added: “I’m pleased to see that the footpath is finally being built after years of campaigning by Midhurst Town Council.

“We are grateful to Gordon McAra for his efforts in getting this done”