Motts’ coach pick-up point reinstated after complaints

Bus stop reinstated at Jansel Square, Aylesbury. From the left, Val Mott, MD Motts Holidays, Phil Gomm and Carly Raikes, Motts Group Co-ordinator

Bus stop reinstated at Jansel Square, Aylesbury. From the left, Val Mott, MD Motts Holidays, Phil Gomm and Carly Raikes, Motts Group Co-ordinator

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A coach pick-up point scrapped after a supermarket and flats were built on a housing estate has been reinstated after residents complained.

The layby on Jansel Square, Bedgrove had historically been used by Motts Travel coaches to collect day-trippers, but when Sainsbury’s and the nearby flats were built, it was closed and turned into car parking spaces.

This meant coaches had to wait around the corner in Cam Mead, which county councillor Phil Gomm says wasn’t a very popular move.

But after the council’s passenger transport department, police, Motts Coaches and Vale of Aylesbury Housing Trust worked together, they managed to officially reinstate the layby last week.

Cllr Gomm said: “My residents are happy, the excursion travellers are happy and our local coach business are happy. It’s a three in one!

“And people using the zebra crossing have much better vision and safety now the cars aren’t parked there.”

Motts Travel managing director Valerie Mott said: “We are very pleased to return to the layby for our Bedgrove collection point and we’re sorry for the disruption that the coaches may have caused to the residents of Cam Mead.

“A pick up point in this area it is invaluable to the many residents who enjoy our day trips and holidays as they may not be able to travel into the centre of town to join the coach.”