Thank you, Bill Spencer (Banbury Guardian, August 15), for voicing your agreement about the sorry state of the Banbury bus station. You must be in the region of 90 years old if you have an Artic medal (at last!).
Sadly, so many of our contemporaries feel that having suffered the privations of war, a cold, wet and filthy bus station is a small trial in comparison.
This is a pity, since ‘oldies’ make up a large proportion of bus users – but everyone, of whatever age, deserves better conditions now, not in 2031.
Please don’t just put up with it.
Contact your local councillor, the Banbury Guardian, the local Civic Society, Sir Tony Baldry MP – in fact anyone with clout, and let them know how you feel.
Travelling by bus should not be an ordeal.
Over the three days of Fairport Convention (August 8-10), Tesco Banbury offered free bus rides to Cropredy from its store.
On Saturday afternoon/evening, their promotion encouraged a wave of additional people to descend upon the fringe events at both village pubs as they had not purchased tickets for the festival itself.
Glassware was strictly prohibited at both pubs but a large amount of cases of bottled lagers and cider were transported to Cropredy.
As a result of the confusion that it caused, and the number of additional revellers, it was necessary for one venue to close much earlier than anticipated on Saturday night.
It is hoped Tesco will liaise with representatives from Cropredy’s pubs and parish council and the festival itself before embarking upon such a promotion again.
Oxford Road, Banbury