Yesterday morning about 9:30 I was driving along Hamstead Road towards Birmingham. Just before its junction with Spouthouse Lane there is a bus stop for Nos 406,16 and some other smaller bus services. A bus was parked taking on passengers when a little old lady was hurrying towards the bus helped by her walking stick. I can’t say she was running because I would estimate her age as being in her eighties but she clearly was anxious to catch the bus. I overtook the bus and started to turn left when I noticed in my mirror the bus driver moved off leaving the little old lady walking towards the bus stop and within a few feet of it.
Why did this driver do that? What kind of a sadow is he/she? The lady would have about twenty minutes to wait for the next bus but we don’t need that kind of driver on this bus route. I wish I had taken the time to get vehicle details. This kind of behaviour is not public service. The No16 buses terminating at the top of Hamstead Road are always a source of complaint at neighbourhood meetings with drivers peeing in passageways and fag ends and littler left at the stops. Grass verges destroyed by parking on them. Can I feel a good moan coming on here at the next neighbourhood meeting? On yes I can.