Give us shelter
I AM 94 and my wife is 85 and, in consequence of age and infirmities, we have frequent appointments at Hinchingbrooke Hospital. We do not own a car and, therefore – as often urged by Government – we rely on local transport. The bus service is reasonable
I AM 94 and my wife is 85 and, in consequence of age and infirmities, we have frequent appointments at Hinchingbrooke Hospital.
We do not own a car and, therefore - as often urged by Government - we rely on local transport.
The bus service is reasonable - about half-hourly - but have you seen the bus stop shelter at this hospital, a tiny, dingy, tatty little thing? I've seen better cattle trucks. A pokey little thing with space for about five people, situated on a wind-swept knoll quite some distance from the hospital main entrance.
This shelter is fully open to the front and half open to the rear. As a 'shelter' it is a non-starter.
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In inclement weather one becomes soaking wet walking to the shelter, and soaking wet waiting at the shelter. Would one of the chair-bound wallahs like to walk from the main entrance to this shelter and then try to visualise what a couple of semi-invalid geriatrics - that's us - have to endure each time we have a hospital appointment? Please use public transport, they urge.
Oxmoor estate has a plethora of lovely weather-proof bus shelters, some on each side of the road. Could we please have a similar one at Hinchingbrooke?
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On the Desborough estate, where I live, would you believe that there is not one single bus shelter?
JIM DORLING, Arundel Road, Hartford