All aboard at new village stop

Osgodby councillors Victor Mason, Peter Jordan and Stephen Chester with County Councillor Lewis Strange at the newly installed bus stop
Osgodby councillors Victor Mason, Peter Jordan and Stephen Chester with County Councillor Lewis Strange at the newly installed bus stop

A NEW bus stop means residents from a Rasen area village can get out and about more.

Parish councillors at Osgodby have been calling for a permanent bus stop on the A46 and now it has become a reality.

In the past, with no service through the village itself, anyone wanting to 
use the bus had to walk 
to the main road and hope the bus would stop - as it was at the discretion of the driver.

But now, it won’t be a wasted journey.

“This really will make a difference,” said Victor Mason, chairman of 
Osgodby and Kirkby parish council.

“A lot of people are 
reducing their car usage and, now we no longer have a shop in the village, this will make things easier for people.”

Council members 
also praised their county councillor Lewis Strange 
for the hard work he had 
put in to securing funding for the bus stop.

“We were pleased to have the support of Lewis,” said parish council vice-chairman Peter Jordan.

“He has worked extremely hard and given us regular feedback on the progress - all credit to him.”

And the member for 
Ancholme Cliff division equally praised his Osgodby counterparts, who he 
described as “encouraging and conscientious.”

“We found some funding on the back of the fact there is no dedicated bus route through Osgodby,” said Coun Strange.

“We need to keep rural 
accessibility and this new stop will also help children attending the Caistor school.”

New bus stops are 
also being installed at 
Middle Rasen and Coun Strange is also working 
on a future plan for 
shelters and facilities to park bikes at the Osgodby stop.