Durham City and suburbs are quite leafy and pleasant ...
Well, that seems to be the Mail's approach!
Liberal Democrat county councillor Mark Wilkes ...
... said the council knew this shelter didn't need replacing back in August last year; just that the old one needed knocking down. He contuinued: "This is yet another example of this Labour-run council having a complete disregard for taxpayers' money, as well as being completely incompetent. They were told that no buses stopped here. They agreed, then changed their minds. This is why Labour can't be trusted running councils."
Nigel Featham ...
"We work very closely with Durham County Council in order to help improve overall bus services and facilities for passengers. It seems in this instance, there may have been a misunderstanding, as Arriva North East has not used this stop for some time."
But Durham County's Public Transport Officer, Adrian White, has a different view.
"The county council looks after the highways and bus stops, which includes bus shelters; but we do not operate bus services. Therefore, before we do any work on bus stops, we always check with the bus companies regarding their operational services. The work on the shelter was carried out after consultations with Arriva who, on two separate occasions, confirmed that their bus services would be using the stop."
fbb has oft opined that, in today's computer ruled bus industry, no-one in "management" actually knows where the buses go.
But; all will be revealed tomorrow.