Thank-you for the new shelter

Coun Kate Cairns and Coun Ian Swithenbank at the new bus shelter.
Coun Kate Cairns and Coun Ian Swithenbank at the new bus shelter.

A grateful resident has thanked Coun Kate Cairns and Ellingham Parish Council for providing a new bus shelter by the A1.

The structure was part of improvements around the trunk road and Ellingham, including clearing edges of The Avenue leading up to the highway.

This was organised by Coun Cairns who responded to requests made to the parish council and contributed £2,000 from her members’ small schemes budget towards the cost of the shelter. The structure was installed by Northumberland County Council.

The resident, who does not drive, said: “It was a joy to see it after a stormy walk up The Avenue. The new shelter gives a much better view of oncoming traffic and gives more weather protection than the old one.”