Its good to see resident efforts to tidy up Freeks Lane, Liberal Democrat candidate Stuart Condie and myself took some time off from County Council election campaigning to clear up some plastic netting which was apparently left by contractors several years ago and become intertwined with vegetation, so we put some time into removing it this morning. Where possible we would prefer to hold the relevant authority to account but given the time that has passed this is not always possible.
I have been asked how long the roadworks in Leylands Road near St Peters Road will continue, and can confirm they will complete by the 16th April, a colleague who contacted them has confirmed they have completed the main works and will make good the road surface next week. I’ve also been asked about the blockage on the upgraded footpath parallel to Blackstone Way, and understand completion was delayed by legal issues which have now been resolved and therefore the work should be completed soon, just waiting for a specific deadline.
We are all spending more time walking locally, often on pavements when the weather is bad, that often highlights overhanging branches or other obstructions that can make navigating our pavements more difficult. We can all be good neighbours in taking responsibility for the area around our house even if it is just ensuring it is free from any discarded rubbish. I took action to lop off these overhanging branches on Maple Drive to make this pavement safer for taller users (after asking permission from the relevant householder).