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'Perfect solution' found as Chester footpath widened

Published date: 03 April 2014 |
Published by: Staff reporter
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A FOOTWAY in Chester has been widened thanks to a grant from two councillors members budgets.

Councillors Bob Thompson and Alex Black have helped widen Hoole Lane, Hoole.

They acted after being contacted by families using the Hoole Lane footway at peak times of the day as walking to Hoole Church of England Primary and St Werburgh’s and St Columba’s Catholic Primary Schools.

It resulted in some people and children using the footway and others the grass verge as they passed by each other.

Cllrs Thompson and Black funded £650 each from their member budgets to pay for part of the grass verge to be replaced by a metre of asphalt.

“This is a good news story for parents, carers and children using Hoole Lane at busy times of the school day,” said Cllr Thompson.

“We were only too happy to fund the project which was requested by local people and it has definitely made a big difference.”

Cllr Black said: “The grass verge was extremely muddy and churned up by the constant use of families using it to get to school.

“The perfect solution was the widening of the footway and I am pleased that something so simple has made such a difference to the local community.”

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