by Ian Shires on 19 March, 2012
Good news for bus users on the Wood Lane Estate in Willenhall; thanks to the dogged persistence of councillor Ian Shires and the Lib Dem Focus residents of the estate will once more be able to catch a bus to Willenhall.
National Express West Midlands have announced the return of the 41 Walsall Willenhall service to the Wood Lane Estate from 1st April. From that date the 41 bus will re routed through the estate with stops in the Keats Road area and Byron Road.
“This is really good news” said Ian “and shows that by digging your heels in pays off.
“National Express had said at first that the only way that they would be able to restore the Willenhall link to the Wood Lane area would be to deprive residents living on the Beacon Estate, Allens Rough Estate and along Essington Road of their direct link to Willenhall, a course of action favoured by the Labour councillor for the area but something the Liberal Democrat Focus Team would not accept as this would divide the community by robbing Peter to pay Paul” said Ian.
“Clearly our dogged persistence has paid off” continued Ian “as National Express’ new timetable clearly shows that asfrom April the 41 service will serve the Wood Lane Area without affecting the service to the Beacon Estate, Allens Rough and Essington Road.”
The battle continues to restore links to GPs, Pharmacy and shops in the Coppice Farm Way area to those residents living along the Coppice Lane, Lucknow Road, Ashmore Lake Road corridor. Talks are being held with bus operators and we will keep you in touch with progress.3 Comments