VANDAL-HIT Ellesmere Port bus station needs a £110,000 makeover.
The depot has deteriorated badly over the years and its glass windows are smashed on a weekly basis, drawing criticism from the public.
Barry Smalley of the borough council’s property support unit said a capital schemes bid for £110,000 has been submitted to the authority for approval.
He explained in a report: “The decoration to the bus station stands has deteriorated considerably over a number of years due to budgetary restrictions.
“There is on-going vandalism of the stands, with the existing glazing being smashed on a weekly basis. This causes major health and safety problems.
“We receive constant negative comments from members of the public who visit Ellesmere Port about the overall appearance of the bus station, which includes about poor lighting there.”
Mr Smalley added: “With the money we would redecorate the existing bus stands, fit new high-output energy efficient lighting, and re-glaze the bus stands with poly-carb panels.
“We’d also install new seating and fit metal panels to the bottom row of the stands to prevent continual vandalism.
“This will improve the attractiveness of the borough and help reduce the fear of crime.”