A comfort stop for bus passengers

Seated Left to Right: Helen Dunn (Ulgham Village Association), Peter Wood (UK Coal), Hilda Allen'(Ulgham Village Association)'Standing: Trevor Meek (UK Coal), George Brown (Ulgham Village Association)
Seated Left to Right: Helen Dunn (Ulgham Village Association), Peter Wood (UK Coal), Hilda Allen'(Ulgham Village Association)'Standing: Trevor Meek (UK Coal), George Brown (Ulgham Village Association)

BUS passengers can take a pew in a Northumberland village, thanks to funding from UK Coal.

A new bench has been installed beside the bus stop in Ulgham to make villagers more comfortable as they wait for the hourly service.

The feature was financed by a £300 grant from UK Coal’s Butterwell Community Fund.

Site Manager at the mine Trevor Meek said: “We were pleased to award the money to Ulgham Village Association for this bench from the Butterwell Community Fund. We provide funds as a good neighbour in the community and any group or organisation based in the area can apply for money for a range of projects.”

Ulgham Parish Council will fund bench seats in both covered bus shelters, along with siting mirrors for passengers to see when the bus is approaching during inclement weather.

For details about UK Coal’s fund, visit www.surface-mining-ukcoal.com