Campaign to save landmark

PUBLISHED: 12:25 21 August 2008 | UPDATED: 16:29 05 May 2010

Cllr Michael Muir at the bus shelter with local resident Danny Mayhew

Cllr Michael Muir at the bus shelter with local resident Danny Mayhew

A CAMPAIGN to save a bus shelter has been launched in Baldock. Town councillor Michael Muir believes the dilapidated shelter outside the community centre is a town landmark and should not be thrown away as part of the town centre s enhancement plans. He s

A CAMPAIGN to save a bus shelter has been launched in Baldock.

Town councillor Michael Muir believes the dilapidated shelter outside the community centre is a town landmark and should not be thrown away as part of the town centre's enhancement plans.

He said: "At the moment it's leaning at a 60 degree angle. As part of the regeneration of the town it's going to be taken away but I want to run a campaign to ask the people of Baldock to see if they want it saved.

"It should be saved because it's part of Baldock and it should be taken down, repaired and replaced by the council instead of being thrown away.

"I think it should be moved to one of the new grass verges in the town square so it can act as a notice board as well.

"Some residents think it was put there during World War II in front of what used to be Simpsons Brewery so employees could sit underneath it and get some fresh air."

Cllr Richard Thake, North Herts District Council's portfolio holder for planning and transport, said: "There is no budget within the refurbishment project for retaining the shelter so we cannot make any promises. However we will assess the historical value of the shelter and obtain costings for relocating it."

n If anyone has memories of the bus shelter or would like to support Cllr Muir's campaign call him on 01462 686759 or contact Baldock area committee.

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