End of long, soggy saga

Coun Colin Raistrick at the Hipperholme Crossroads bus layby.
Coun Colin Raistrick at the Hipperholme Crossroads bus layby.

Commuters will be able to shelter from the rain for the first time in more than 14 years.

The long-running saga surrounding the layby in Halifax Road, Hipperholme, has finally come to end after much controversy.

Metro was the final piece of the jigsaw and the bus shelter was erected this week. Now councillors are celebrating after finally bringing the issue to an end.

Councillor Colin Raistrick (Ind, Hipp/Light) said it had been a long-time coming and he actually couldn’t believe it had ended.

“I am very pleased. It is the end of a long saga and it is not before time,” he said.

“It has finally happened and I am delighted for the people of Hipperholme that it has. I just hope now we can put it behind us.”

He said people had been stopping him in the street in disbelief that it had actually come to an end.

“I think it has been worth all the effort, especially when it comes to winter,” he said.

“It is better than the eye sore that was there before it.”

Councillor Raistrick added: “It is the gateway from Halifax and now it looks nice and smart.

“It has been a long drawn out campaign but it’s nice to finally get closure. I am delighted.”