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.