Action call after bus shelter is vandalised

The Kilnwick Road bus shelter has been vandalised with the seats taken and graffiti doubed on the windows.
The Kilnwick Road bus shelter has been vandalised with the seats taken and graffiti doubed on the windows.

Residents in the Kilnwick Road area of Pocklington are calling for action after a series of anti-social behaviour incidents over the past month.

Reports of late-night disturbances and vandalism to the bus shelter has led to calls for something to be done.

Pocklington Ward Councillor Andy Strangeway said he has been alerted to the problem and visited the area to find out more.

He discovered the bus shelter covered in graffiti, the facility’s seats stolen, and screws removed from the brackets that once supported the seats.

He also heard about the disturbances with people running across people’s gardens late at night.

Mr Strangeway said: “There have been reports of late night disturbances and people going into residents’ gardens.

“There has been late night shouting around the bungalows in the area. It’s not good for the older residents.

“The shelter is an absolute mess – there’s graffiti, the seats have been stolen and some of the bolts/screws taken from the brackets that once held the seats.

“I have sent some details to the East Riding of Yorkshire Council.

“The shelter needs a good clean and the graffiti removed.

“However, after speaking with the residents, they say that no-one uses the shelter to catch buses there.

“It is used for the buses to Driffield and there’s hardly anyone using the service.

“I have suggested the shelter is removed from Kilnwick Road and used at West Green, where a bus shelter really is needed.”