Go-Ahead Urged for Bus Shelter; Objectors Tell of Tramps' `Haven' Fears
Evans, Steve, Coventry Evening Telegraph (England)
A new bus shelter in Nuneaton is expected to be given the go-ahead this week - despite claims that the existing shelter had become a home for tramps.
People have also complained that the bus stop in Camp Hill Road is a focal point for children who cause a disturbance.
But the borough council is being recommended to grant planning consent to J.C. Decaux for new shelters with advertising panels, following investigations by council planning and development manager, Stuart Hall.
Mr Hall said objections were received about the proposed shelter on the grounds that the existing shelter had been vandalised, was a meeting place for youngsters causing a disturbance, and had become accommodation for tramps.
One householder wrote to the council: "The site is a constant play area for older children, leading to vandalism and much disruption to our neighbour and ourselves.
"On occasions too numerous to mention, we have had children swearing at us, disturbing our younger children trying to sleep and generally trying to taunt us into confrontation with them. …