RESIDENTS in Pant have cause for a double celebration.
Not only is their long-awaited pedestrian crossing in place, a new bus shelter has been erected as well.
The crossing is in use after months of the lights controlling traffic being out of order.
Dilys Gaskell, chairman of Llanymynech and Pant Parish Council, noticed the lights were in operation last Tuesday.
She said: “We are very pleased the lights are now working. The poles are not in the right place, but they are up and working.
“It is still in time for the summer holidays while the children are off and it will be ready for when they go back to school.”
Councillor Gaskell explained the council first applied for a crossing nearly three years ago which was refused. But at the end of last year it was announced the Highways Agency would build the crossing on the A483 between the village hall and shop, completing the work in March.
Residents in Pant are also delighted to welcome a new bus shelter which has been placed on the A483 near the outskirts of the village. Plans for the shelter were part of a wider scheme to tidy up the area and was funded with help from the Local Joint Committee, who awarded grants to the council to get the project moving.
“Again that is just in time for the children to return to school so we are pleased,” added Cllr Gaskell.