UPDATE ON THE 145 BUS ROUTE
As you probably know by now, our bus service is under threat. ECAN's recent bombshell, that the entire 145 Bus Route (Westmorland to Eastgate) is to be discontinued, has concerned many people - particularly those families that rely on the service for daily travel for their school-age children.
The WRA has already expressed it's concern about a number of factors relating to the service - such as the route within Westmorland itself, the ultimate destination of the service (Eastgate), and the types of buses used at certain periods of the day - and we intend to make a formal submission at the council's LTP (Long Term Plan) hearings coming up next month.
We have also enlisted the help of our elected representatives to help plead our case, and we are getting support from residents from outside the area, who also want the service retained. In addition, there is a petition underway, and anyone wanting to add their names can do so at 15 Highcrest Heights. The petition is accessible at all times, and is situated in the front porch at that address.
The LTP (Long Term Plan) consultation documents have been delivered to all households, and the public consultation period runs until March 26. We urge all residents to make submissions of their own, if you have strong views on the subject. It's a simple equation - if you want the bus service retained, or altered in any way, make your thoughts known. The submission documents can also be found on-line, by clicking on the following link: www.ecan.govt.nz
This website has recently been upgraded and, whilst much of it is still "work in progress", we hope you approve of our new layout and design. More content will be added over time, and you may encounter some links which do not work, or find their is no content beneath a particular heading. Please bear with us, and welcome to our website.
Thank you for your patience.
The Westmorland Residents Association website was first established in January 2007, for the benefit of residents in the Westmorland and Worsley areas, as well as for local businesses. The primary function of the site is to provide residents and business owners, within the geographical districts of Westmorland and Worsley, information on such matter as:
- Local Issues and Events
- Local Government (Community Board & City Council)
- Bus Timetables, Rubbish Collection etc.
- Opportunity to announce Community Events
- A regular Community Newsletter
- Information about local Businesses and Services
In July 2017 we set up a Facebook page which is intended to be a source of information within the community, for the community. One of the benefits is we can quickly disperse urgent information as necessary. We invite you to join the page and contribute.
Please Note: Our Facebook page is Westmorland Residents Association NOT the Westmorland Community page.