by Leon Duveen on 4 September, 2015
I have lived In Worksop for over 26 years and can honestly say that the old collection of bus stops on Hardy Street were a disgrace. Since I got involved in local politics in 2010, I have made it one of my top priorities to pressurise the County & District Councils to do something about this.
At that time there was no plans (at least none that had been released to the public) and it was the local Liberal Democrats that raised the issue up the political agenda through letters to the Worksop Guardian, questions to Bassetlaw Council, petitions & public meetings until our MP & local Councillors finally realised that it was important to the people of Worksop to have what many other towns across Nottinghamshire had, a dry and warm place to wait for buses.
So thank you to Nottinghamshire County Council & to Bassetlaw District Council for making it happen and we can finally say good bye to the bus stops on Hardy Street (which were being dismantled when I walked past them on earlier in the week).
This does still leave one question to be answered, what plans do the District Council have for the redevelopment of the Hardy Street area? The small retail businesses on the street need to know if they have a future there or will they be left to wither away and another part of Worksop Town centre will become full of closed shops.
Bassetlaw’s Liberal Democrats will continue to work for the people of Worksop (and also those in Retford, Harworth & all the smaller villages) and try to make surer that their needs and wishes are listened to by our local Councils.
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