Kidsgrove footpath needs repairs
Town Councillor, Laura Dillon and Newcastle Borough Councillor, Sarah Pickup are calling for an important footpath to be adopted and repaired. The footpath between Poplar Drive and Windmill Avenue is supposed to serve the local community as a safer route to St. Thomas’ Primary School. In recent years, the path has been neglected and the wooden sleepers, used to hold up part of the walk way, have begun to rot. Parents and children are avoiding the footpath, citing that it is too dangerous to walk up or down.
Laura Dillon said: “More and more parents are dropping their children off to school in their vehicles because they fear using the footpath between Poplar Drive and Windmill Avenue. It’s slippy and I know parents and children have fallen on several occasions. I would like Staffordshire County Council to help fix the path so that it can be made safe. Why cant these routes be adopted when there is such an obvious benefit to the community? I will continue to push for some answers and I am also looking into whether we can apply for some community funding to put the problem right.”
Cllr Pickup said: “More and more people are using their cars these days, but we need to encourage walking to school if at all possible. Parents will not take up walking schemes with their children if the roads and footpaths are dangerous. The local authority really needs to get a grip and put much needed investment into our local highways.”
(Published and promoted by Kyle Robinson of 88 Newchapel Road, Kidsgrove, Stoke-on-Trent, ST7 4RT on behalf of Laura Dillon of 42 Hillary Road, Kidsgrove, Stoke-on-Trent, ST7 4DP)
Posted on March 31, 2016, in Kidsgrove and tagged Councillor Sarah Pickup, Kidsgrove, Kidsgrove News, Laura Dillon, Newcastle Borough Council, Ravenscliffe, Safer route to school, St thomas' Primary school, Staffordshire County Council, www.cllrkylerobinson.com. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.