MR Raymond Gower MP has asked for a “larger bus service” to compensate for the closure of the passenger rail service between Penarth-Sully-Cadoxton-Barry.

Barry Borough Council has told him that they do not object to the closure of the service, provided an “adequate” bus service is provided.

But Mr Gower said this week: “I have been in touch with the Cardiff Rural District Council, who consider the proposed substitute increase of buses inadequate.

“I have therefore asked the Secretary of State for Wales, and the bus company to arrange for a larger bus service.”

THE site of the former railway sidings in the centre of Penarth between Penarth Station and Archer Road has been bought by Messrs. Arthur T. Phillips and Son, Bridgend.

The firm which is a building concern plans to erect 24 semi-detached houses, all with garages and central heating, at prices around £4,950 leasehold.

The agents, Messrs. Hugh Warren of Dumfries Place, Cardiff, said: “The site is a long, narrow one in one of the best residential areas and the houses will be served by an access road running along one side and opening into Archer Road.

THERE have been so many complaints, “and so much publicity, on what has come to be known as the dispute between the Sully Residents Association and the B.P. Chemical Services Ltd, whose works are situated on the nearby Hayes Road that the Welsh Office has now decided to intervene.

A meeting has been called between the representatives of the Sully Residents Association, The BP Chemical Services Co. Ltd, and Cardiff.

THE 28 flats at present under construction at Cogan Pill will be named “Cogan Court,” Penarth Council decided last week.

RESIDENTS of the Cwrt-y-Vil Estate have presented a petition to Penarth Council, asking for street lighting in the lane between Lavernock Road and Britten Road, following recent cases of women being accosted there.

The surveyor, Mr J.B. Parsons is to report to members of the Public Works committee at their next meeting.

Penarth Council is to support a move by residents of Lower Penarth to hire a bus to take their children to school in Penarth Centre.