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Frampton Bus Shelter Put Up To Protect School Children

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11:03am 9th February 2014
(Updated 10:11am 10th February 2014)

A local housing provider has put up a bus shelter to protect children from the recent bad weather in a village near Dorchester.

After a Frampton resident requested the shelter Magna Housing used its community initiative fund to build on its own land as Ken Bodycombe, community investment officer, explains, "Sandy is one of the residents who lives near where the school bus used to stop.  She got in touch with the parish council to see if there was anything they could do and they spoke to us.  We were really pleased to provide a solution."

Mr Bodycombe added, "Anyone can ask for money from the community initiative fund if they think it will help Magna residents.  A group of residents meets once a month and agrees which projects we'll support.  It doesn't matter who put the project forward, what matters is it makes a difference to the places people live."

Stephen Hebb, Chairman of Frampton Parish Council said all children have signed a Rights Respecting Charter to make sure they'll look after the new build, "The children all signed up to a Rights Respecting Charter for the shelter, so it means they are also more likely to be well-behaved while they are waiting."

He continued to praise the new shelter, "Before this shelter was put up, the children had to wait further up the road.  There was no shelter and the junction they had to wait at was not as safe as we'd like.  The parents are all now much happier that the children have a shelter to wait at."

Magna's community initiative fund allocates £120,000 a year to things that will improve the areas where residents live.

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