Bus Shelters provide users with a protected area sheltering them from the harsh weather conditions such as wind, rain snow or sun. Bus riders are often at risk of getting caught in the rain or dealing with blistering wind and freezing cold; so, Parishes provide shelter across their areas to meet local need.
Many of these have been adopted, built at various times and in various traditions. Indeed, some in St Cleer are still owned and maintained by Cornwall Council. Darite is a perfect example where the concrete one is owned by the Parish and the wooden one by Cornwall.
It was agreed in 2019 that as able and with all safety matters managed that Parish would use the roof of the shelters to provide planting for wild flowers and a sanctuary therefore for bees and butterflies. Crows Nest shelter was purchased with this in mind and will be the first structure to be made wild.
Having provided reactionary maintenance on them for many years, when the Estates Caretaker role was incepted in 2019 this has been put on a more formal footing with all shelters now cleaned and those noted here maintained as stated
If your local shelter is damaged or dirty, please let the caretaker know by emailing: Caretaker@stcleerparishcouncil.gov.uk