RESIDENTS in Tuckingmill will no longer have to risk incurring the wrath of the elements whilst waiting for the bus.
The people of Tuckingmill have for many years pushed for a bus shelter to be constructed in the area and although Camborne Town Council has always supported the idea, they had never previously been in a position financially to provide the facility.
However, over the past year the council has built up a reserve pot of cash capable of funding the project.
Town clerk Amanda Mugford said: “Over the last two or three years members have been sympathetic to the requests of Tuckingmill residents.
“Although the costs have gone above what we originally forecasted and had in reserve, we will still be going ahead with the bus shelter and will find the cash from somewhere.
“A few members initially had reservations because of the construction of the new east/west link road, but we’re confident that this road will still be well used and people will benefit from the new bus shelter.”
The original figure predicted by Camborne Town Council was £3,700 but due to electrical and trenching issues the final cost is estimated to be £4,765.
Ms Mugford said: “Fortunately planning permission wasn’t needed for the shelter, but we have decided to make a grant request to Cornwall Council to help cover some of the cost.
“If the grant funding is successful then that will free up some funds to spend on something else, but either way we’ll ensure that Tuckingmill residents will get their bus stop.”
The shelter will be of cantilever design due to the width of the pavement in Pendarves Street and will be erected back to front in order to provide additional protection from the elements.
The work will be carried out by Cormac Solutions and is expected to be complete before the weather starts to deteriorate.