Funding campaign success leads to bus shelter being built

KRS0004a Findon Valley Residents Association launch party for their volunteer built bus shelter. leaning out of the shelter window are l,r - June Burbidge and Rene Hardman . in line are - Stuart Hansford, CC John Rogers, Mark Hilton, Steve Ralls,Jim Turner, Dennis Church and  Cllr Paul High. pic Kevin Shaw SUS-160707-154219001
KRS0004a Findon Valley Residents Association launch party for their volunteer built bus shelter. leaning out of the shelter window are l,r - June Burbidge and Rene Hardman . in line are - Stuart Hansford, CC John Rogers, Mark Hilton, Steve Ralls,Jim Turner, Dennis Church and Cllr Paul High. pic Kevin Shaw SUS-160707-154219001

Residents in Findon Valley celebrated the official opening of a much-needed bus shelter with a ribbon-cutting and balloons, following a successful funding campaign.

Volunteers from the Findon Valley Residents’ Association received a grant of £1,600 for materials and teamed up with the West Sussex County Council Community Solutions Team to build the wooden shelter opposite Downside Avenue.

Maggie Winter, chairman of the association, said: “It was a much-needed bus shelter with more and more rain these days. It has encouraged people to use the bus. Especially elderly residents who live nearby.”

The volunteer team, led by Darren Rolfe, celebrated the shelter’s completion and official opening to the public with residents on July 7.

Maggie added: “We thank our WSCC councillor, John Rogers, who wholeheartedly supported this project, and Darren’s team for their hard work and enthusiasm.”

Due to a lack of council funding, the shelter is owned by the community so needs volunteers for maintenance. Visit the Residents Association for more information on: www.findonvalley.org

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