Cricklewood Lane bus stop set to be reinstated

A five year Labour campaign involving councillors and Andrew Dismore AM to get a bus stop on Cricklewood Lane reinstated near the Virgin Active gym looks set to be successful after being included in the boroughs’ spending plans for 2016/17.

The Local Implementation Plan (LIP) for 2016/17 that sets out which schemes TfL will fund, now includes a reference to ‘Cricklewood Lane bus stop re-location’.

The bus stop was removed over 5 years ago following road works to put in a zebra crossing, but was not reinstated despite residents and Labour councillors calling for it in a petition.

Labour’s Environment Spokesperson, Cllr Alan Schneiderman said: “I’m delighted that the bus stop is now included in the borough’s spending plans, and look forward to hearing when it will actually be put back. This has made life really difficult, especially for many older residents who have struggled to walk the long distance caused by the missing bus stop. It has taken far too long to get this sorted".

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Notes:

1.      For a copy of the LIP 2016/17 see Agenda Item 11: http://barnet.moderngov.co.uk/ieListDocuments.aspx?CId=695&MId=8337&Ver=4

2.      For the reference to the bus stop see p7 of this report: http://barnet.moderngov.co.uk/documents/s31786/Appendices%201%20and%202.pdf

For more information contact Cllr Alan Schneiderman: cllr.a.schneiderman@barnet.gov.uk

To contact the Barnet Labour Group: 020 8359 2568

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