Castries South East MP, Guy Joseph, held a community meeting Wednesday night in response to a protest by Millet bus drivers.
The drivers took a decision this week to withdraw their services to Belair and Venus Estate because of deplorable road conditions.
Joseph wrote on his official Facebook page that the community meeting was held to discuss a strategy to minimize the inconvenience to residents during the period that public buses will not be serving their community, as well as to update them of the upcoming developments in their area.
“Residents happily agreed to our offer to provide shuttle services in and out of the community,” the MP stated.
He explained that they recommended the scheduled departure times from the various points which was willingly agreed to.
According to Joseph, the residents were also informed that the complete rehabilitation, and not potholing, of the Belair road would be part of the Government’s ongoing Island-wide Road Rehabilitation Project and that work is scheduled to commence in the next 2 weeks.
He said some of the upcoming projects for the community include the rehabilitation of the Playing Field which has already started; a housing development where residents from the community will be given first priority to purchase, as well as flood mitigation works to build the community’s resilience during a natural disaster.