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A Chance to Walk Hand in Hand!

26th April 2015 @ 6:06am – by Sue Hardacre
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A Chance to Walk Hand in Hand!

The gradual encroachment of grass and debris across pathways is not something that you really notice on a daily basis. You just become aware over time that you can't walk together easily, or walk with a push chair and a child by your side. I suppose it is fair to say that you just get accustomed to things and only if it is wet or particularly muddy do you get annoyed.

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So it has been with the southern side of Holme Street for the last few years. As a Parish Councillor I was determined that one day I should get it cleared. When one bit of the path narrowed to less than a foot I did get my spade out and clear it, but this wasn't quite what I had in mind!

I complained to CW&C using their on-line complaints system in February. I encouraged my neighbours, especially those on Grosvenor Road, to complain as well. I heard nothing and fired off a complaint. And, after a letter and – sort of apology – today the men and the equipment arrived and the pavement was finally cleared.

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I could say that it has all taken too long as I know I have raised the issue in a number of meetings over the years. But for once I will not berate the Borough Council, but just thank them for a job well done.

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In the correspondence I did receive an email link to report problems, so I have reported the other side of the road as well. If anyone wants to add to the pressure then this is it – trust me, it does work! Click here to report a problem with pathways/pavements

So if you were caught up in the traffic hold-ups today on the A54, I am afraid it was all down to me! Brian and I will definitely be strolling along hand in hand any time soon!

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