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Residents’ joy over bus move

A GROUP of residents are enjoying a better night’s sleep, after a bus was stopped from waiting outside their homes.

A GROUP of residents are enjoying a better night’s sleep, after a bus was stopped from waiting outside their homes.

People living on the Stratford Road, near Cranmore Boulevard, had complained that the No 31 was waking them up as early as 5.30am.

The bus service, which runs from Shirley to Birmingham city centre, was parking up and leaving the engine running.

Following a petition - signed by 27 residents - the bus operator, National Express, agreed that buses would lay-over in the Green Business Park.

This arrangement has been in place since July and now the business park will be incorporated into the route.

Councillor Gary Allport (Con, Shirley South) had raised the problem with Solihull Council earlier this year.

“I want to thank officers for the time they have given to deal with this situation,” he said.

“When the bus was waiting on the Stratford Road, residents were being woken up in the early hours of the morning.

“I’m pleased that we’ve now found a solution to this problem.”

Solihull Council and National Express are working together to make sure that drivers follow the new instructions.

 

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