- Update 145 Bus Route
- Land Drainage Work Postponed
- Road Link Worsleys Road & Westmorland
- Old Stone House
PROPOSAL TO EXTEND 145 WESTMORLAND BUS SERVICE
Having won the battle to have the 145 Westmorland bus service retained, and getting the route changed so that it now goes to the central city Bus Interchange, instead of going to Eastgate, the WRA made further representation to ECan to have the internal route within Westmorland itself extended to service the new subdivbision at the top of the hill. ECan are willing to extend the route, if the majority of residents support the proposal via a separate consultation process which is to be circulated to all residents within the next couple of week,
So, keep an eye on your mailbox for a brochure outlining the changes, which will be delivered on the 21st and 22nd of July. Consultation will close at 5pm on Friday 10th August, and all feedback will be evaluated before the final route is adopted later in the year, as part of the Long Term Plan change to re-route the 145 service from Barrington Mall into the central city.
Briefly, the proposal is to bring the buses up Penruddock Rise, left into Sedgwick Way, up Ravensdale Rise to join up with Penruddock Rise again, and then back down Penruddock to Cashmere Road. Buses would no longer use Woodside Common, and the U-turn at the Penruddock Rise/Highcrest Heights roundabout would no longer be necessary. It is expected that there would be about five additional bus stops, resulting from the route extension, and information about all the changes will be in the brochure.
This proposal was widely favoured during the initial submission round and we expect it will be well received. The brochure contains very clear information on how you can lodge feedback. Please support the changes. It will make the bus service more accessible for a lot more of our residents, thus making it more economically viable to ECan.
LAND DRAINAGE RECOVERY WORK POSTPONED
Wet weather and sodden ground has forced a postponement to work on the Sutherlands Basin stomwater storage area. See full details under "NEWS"
In response to many complaints from Worsleys Road residents, and approaches from both the Cracroft and Westmorland Residents' Associations, regarding the non-notifiable granting of a consent to provide a road link between Worsleys Road and Westmorland, the attached Memorandum was received in December 2017 from Council.
The Memorandum outlines the concerns raised by all interested parties, and Council's response to those concerns. However, the Cracroft and Westmorland Residents' Associations are not satisfied with the situation, as it currently stands, and intend to have more discussions with Council over the matter.
The attached PDF as supplied by the CCC and provides an insight into the Old Stone House - past, present and future.