21st Sep, 2020

Oakenshaw residents to be disrupted by eight weeks of council work

Harry Leach 28th Aug, 2020 Updated: 28th Aug, 2020

RESIDENTS of Paddock Lane in Oakenshaw will likely see disruption over the next eight weeks while parking improvement work takes place.

The car park between numbers 90 and 150 will have a complete overhaul, including removing roots running underneath.

The work, which aims to make the car park safer and more usable, will begin on September 2 with tree felling and the removal of a raised planter.

Council contractors will then resurface the entire parking area, reline it and finish it off with traditional kerbs and edging to make it inkeeping with the surrounding area.

During this time the car park will be closed and any cars in it should be removed before September 1 to avoid access issues.

The council will also be reviewing the disabled parking bays in the car park which are currently allocated to specific households.

Residents who already have a disabled bay, or who need one, are requested to get in touch with the Borough Council prior to the completion of these works.

The council’s head of environmental services, Guy Revans, said: “Cutting down trees is not something that we like to do and is not a decision we take lightly.

“It is however the best option in this instance to ensure the spaces can be made safer, bigger and easier for our residents to access.

“We apologise for any inconvenience caused and we hope to keep disruption to a minimum.”

For more information on the works contact Matthew Mead on 01527 64252 3345.

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