On the Move ?

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On the Move ?

Post by DD12 » 18:28 Wednesday 22nd February 2017

There's an article on the Worcester News tonight, about the possible redevelopment of the Astons site for housing, but also reporting that the business is doing very well. - (Sorry I cannot provide a link)

I find the article very interesting, and it mentions the MD - Mr Richard Conway - who was "just" a young mechanic (I believe) when I was there in the mid 70s.

(I had a very brief go at coach driving there as soon as I was 21 - which was the minimum age back then).

I very much admire small coach businesses that succeed, and do bus work still - despite very difficult economics, and no support from our politicians.

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Post by DD12 » 13:55 Thursday 7th September 2017

The local authority has given the go-ahead for the redevelopment of the site.

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Post by AdamH » 14:59 Thursday 7th September 2017

I hope they have helped Astons find a new site. When the old Leicester Citybus depot was earmarked for development the local council played a big role in getting anew site. Worcester should do the same for Astons.

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Post by Jamie1983 » 17:13 Tuesday 17th April 2018

The site is owned by the previous owner tony halford. The business will have to find its own suitable location to accommodate themselves the ambulances and the container firm that operate from the same yard. The drivers will tell you that is the case.

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Post by DD12 » 14:16 Saturday 25th August 2018

Any news of a new depot site yet, - anyone ??

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Post by AdamH » 16:52 Saturday 25th August 2018

We are working on a timescale of years, not days, for this event!

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Post by DD12 » 10:05 Thursday 28th February 2019

dart1 wrote:
08:01 Thursday 28th February 2019
https://www.worcesternews.co.uk/news/15 ... -continue/
Thanks for the link dart1, but everyone please note the article was published two years ago now !

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Post by DD12 » 19:52 Sunday 14th July 2019

Continuing on from the rumour that Astons might have found a site previously used by "Countrywide", - there is a very big site that used to be Countrywide, which currently has space to let -- --

It can be accessed from a turn-off along the A4104 halfway between Pershore and Upton, going towards Kinnersley, and would be ideal for Astons.

As lorries previously used it, I doubt whether Astons would even need planning permission to use it !

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Post by willr7 » 21:31 Sunday 14th July 2019

DD12 wrote:
19:52 Sunday 14th July 2019
Continuing on from the rumour that Astons might have found a site previously used by "Countrywide", - there is a very big site that used to be Countrywide, which currently has space to let -- --

It can be accessed from a turn-off along the A4104 halfway between Pershore and Upton, going towards Kinnersley, and would be ideal for Astons.

As lorries previously used it, I doubt whether Astons would even need planning permission to use it !
Thank you DD12!
I think I have found what you are talking about - See the link below :D
https://www.primelocation.com/to-rent/c ... Tu495VS.97
This is definitely a suitable site and location for the Upton, Pershore & Evesham school and bus service work. ;)

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