Council Cabinet takes to the streets to mark start of bus station works

Press Release: 10/07/2017

Bus Station Group Shot

Members of Winchester City Council’s Cabinet, and Officers, took to the street today to mark the start of the works on Winchester Bus Station.

Leaflets detailing the temporary changes to the bus stops were distributed and Councillors and staff were on hand to answer questions, address concerns and offer customers assistance to find the correct temporary bus-stop for their onward journey.

The public were treated to fruit punch, cakes and strawberries and were able to chat informally to key members of Winchester City Council, including the leader Caroline Horrill and the Chief Executive, Laura Taylor, as well as many Heads of Departments.

Explaining why the Cabinet took the streets, Cllr Horrill said:

This is an important new way of working for Winchester. We really want to talk to the residents of our district. We want people to be able to ask us, talk to us, seek reassurance and for us to explain genuinely how we are doing business.

Cllr Horrill and Cllr Lisa Griffiths, Portfolio Holder for Health and Wellbeing also visited the residents of St John’s Almshouses to share information about the new temporary bus stop arrangements, along with some edible treats.

Improvement work to Winchester’s Bus station started today (Monday 10 July) and is expected to last approximately eight weeks. The work will create a safer environment for pedestrians and bus users as well as creating significant improvements to real time bus information.

For more information on the new temporary bus stops, please visit our website:
http://www.winchester.gov.uk/parking/park-and-ride/bus-station-temporary-closing-monday-10th-july-201/