HERE’S a wee happy update: more than two years ago we told you about Maylands pensioners wilting in the heat because the Eighth Avenue bus stop didn’t have a shelter.
Leslie Wojcik, then 72, said it sometimes got so hot she had to hide in the nearby phone booth rather than sit at the stop, which is largely used by the elderly.
She petitioned council and says then-mayor Sylvan Albert told her he’d get a shelter put in.
But when it came round to budget time he voted against spending the cash.
Well, they’ve been through two more summers and some rainy winters, mayor Albert has been voted off the council and Ms Wojcik and friends finally have somewhere to shelter.
In February new Maylands ward councillor Catherine Ehrhardt moved to get it installed, saying: “while this may seem like a small thing to some, this is a bus stop that is primarily used by the elderly and it was just unacceptable that there was no provision for shade from the full sun or shelter from the rain.”
by DAVID BELL