This month marks three years since the footpath from the Pasture Lane Estate to Old Station Drive was opened, on 16th March 2019.
Prior to its construction, the only access to the village from the Pasture Lane housing estate necessitated walking over the Railway Bridge on Clifton Road. Residents expressed their concern about the narrowness of the footpath and the hedge adjacent to it, which regularly encroached onto the footpath.
It took seven years of campaigning and negotiations to finally secure the construction of this safe route into the village.
Recent comments on Facebook show that it is much appreciated.
“I no longer fear my kids going into the road accidently, or a driver losing focus and driving onto the pavement.”
“Not been over the bridge since it opened.”
“It has encouraged and enabled many of us to walk where we may have taken the car.”
“Used it a lot during lockdown walks.”
“Absolutely love how much safer that path is than going over the bridge.”
“I walk my dog along there and it is well lit.”