Langlees bus shelter removed due to repeated vandalism

The bus shelter in Seaforth Road was taken away due to repeated vandalism
The bus shelter in Seaforth Road was taken away due to repeated vandalism

A bus shelter has been removed because it kept getting vandalised costing the council hundreds of pounds repairing it.

The shelter in Seaforth Road in Langlees was taken away by Falkirk Council due to repeated vandalism which left the perspex panes cracked, scratched and daubed with graffiti.

Bus users from the community, especially older people, raised concerns about the shelter’s removal as with colder weather due in the coming months, they would have been left exposed while waiting on a bus.

Pensioner Senga Donaldson said: “I use the bus twice a day to go to work and one morning I went up for the bus the shelter had just disappeared with no explanation.

“It was quite bad looking due to all the vandalism but I don’t think it should have been taken away. I was told that it wasn’t going to be replaced but what happens in the winter when it’s freezing and there’s no shelter form the snow or the rain?”

Councillor Cecil Meiklejohn said more should be done to identify the vandals.

She said: “I will work with the community Police Officers and Council Community Wardens to help keep our vulnerable people safe.”

A council spokesperson said: “We removed the shelter at the end of July as it was not possible to repair due to significant damage.

“We are in the process of arranging another shelter to be installed which could take a few weeks.”