An update from Jack Lopresti, MP for Filton and Bradley Stoke.
It was a real pleasure to ride on the maiden voyage of the M3 MetroBus route. After we have all been waiting for some time, the service is about to start delivering a regular run in our area.
The buses looked good, had wi-fi, mobile charging facilities and will have very advanced and efficient engines.
It’s an impressive scheme, representing £230m of public sector investment; which will capitalise on the growing demand for safe, secure and reliable public transport.
The service will be backed be a competitive pricing structure, which means all passengers can use the MetroBus as a value-for-money option.
One of the stops on the proposed M1 service will be the Willow Brook Centre. I dropped into the centre a couple of Saturdays ago, as I normally do, for lunch.
It was a great to see my friend Tony Peters, a fellow member of the local Royal British Legion Stoke Gifford Branch for which I’m vice-president, raising money for the RAF Association Wings Appeal. Tony has always been a stalwart working hard for charities raising money for the armed forces. He had collected a fair bit of money during the day and was selling a few RAF Association items. I even bought an RAF duck for my baby son Clifford!
From there I met with Bradley Stoke councillor Franklin Owusu-Antwi. We discussed many local issues and concerns. The conversation then turned to the Edge Church in Aztec West, of which he is a member. He kindly extended an invite to visit the church, which is going through refurbishment.
After quick visit to Charlton Hayes supporting Sanjay Shambhu in his community campaign (Keep Charlton Boulevard Open), I visited the Edge Church to see the works for myself. It’s an exciting project which will hopefully be a vibrant hub in the near future.
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