Monday, 11 December 2017

Call to stop buses parking at college

BUSES taking students to and from Henley College should drop off and collect from the town’s

BUSES taking students to and from Henley College should drop off and collect from the town’s station, says a councillor.

David Nimmo Smith, Henley’s member on Oxfordshire County Council, said he had spoken with the facilities manager at the college about the idea.

The town council wants to ease traffic congestion around the college’s two sites in Deanfield Avenue and Rotherfield Road.

Speaking at a meeting of the town council’s traffic advisory committee, Councillor Nimmo Smith said: “Buses parking outside the college have been an issue for a number of years.

“The college does not want to have buses picking up at the station. They say there are health and safety issues.



“Their argument is if they’re outside the college they can stay there.

“All their kids who get the train walk from the station. They could walk there with the kids who get the buses.”

Patrick Fleming suggested the council should involve the students in the debate.

He said: “If you want the college to change, you need to get the students to put pressure on them.”

Henley Mayor Julian Brookes said: “We need to get everybody to buy into it. I’ve got a bunch of students from the college coming to visit me so I will raise it with them.”



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