Search

Support swells for pub bus

PUBLISHED: 13:51 13 March 2008 | UPDATED: 09:31 11 August 2010

FANTASTIC support for the improvement of bus services to Creekmouth may mean the Crooked Billet pub will get its own bus stop. The POST revealed last week that the historic pub in River Road may be under threat of closure because it is not accessible by

FANTASTIC support for the improvement of bus services to Creekmouth may mean the Crooked Billet pub will get its own bus stop.

The POST revealed last week that the historic pub in River Road may be under threat of closure because it is not accessible by public transport.

A petition was started by Joyce Webster, a member of the Creekmouth Preservation Society, which meets in the Crooked Billet once a month.

Joyce's hard work and dedication has definitely paid off with over 500 signatures and more on the way.

The 387 bus service does go along River Road, but not as far as the Crooked Billet, meaning a 10 minute walk to the pub for anyone without a car.

Joyce said: "A lot of people including myself aren't able to get around the way we used to.

"A 10 minute walk may not sound like much - but if it is cold and wet out it would be more than enough to put me off going out.

"The Billet is a wonderful pub, and everyone who works nearby or used to live down the Creek thinks so.

"That's why I've got so many signatures because people would like to be able to visit the place more often."

A spokesperson for Transport for London said they would investigate whether extending the route would be viable.

Most Read

Most Read

Latest from the Barking and Dagenham Post