Eight weeks after requesting a bus shelter in their village, a pair of students got to open the new facility.

On Monday, March 4, Sadana Sriharan and Sophia Cullen were special guests at the official opening of the new bus shelter outside the King's Head in Filby.

They had attended a meeting of Filby Parish Council in January and asked if a new shelter could be installed for pupils waiting to board a bus to East Norfolk Sixth Form College in Gorleston.

The parish council agreed, obtained prices for the shelter, and Jennys Charity Shed shop was asked for a £2,700 donation.

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In February, the bus shelter was purchased from NBB outdoors, insurance and permission acquired by the parish council, and the Filby in Bloom team assembled and built the shelter.

Adrian Thompson, chairman of Filby Parish Council and borough councillor, said: "This is what local government is about.

"Listening to local people's needs and local organisations working together to deliver.

"I am pleased that two young people came up with a suggestion and we have delivered in eight weeks," he added.