Footway Improvements Take Steps Forward


Cllr Keith Aspden has been campaigning with local residents for footway improvements on University Road.

This would enable local residents from the village to use the bus stops opposite Heslington Hall, particularly residents with prams or wheelchairs, as the current surface has been badly affected by tree roots.

The local ward committees contributed a budget of £5,000, which with the campaign from Cllr Aspden, resulted in City of York Council adding £27,000 through the pedestrian improvement budget to the project.

Council officers have now completed a feasibility report and appointed a designer to take the project forward, working in partnership with the University of York. The £32,000 budget will see new footway, including moving the nearby fencing, to ensure improved access for all.

Cllr Keith Aspden, Ward Councillor for Heslington, said, "I would like to thank local residents and Heslington parish councillors who have worked with me on this campaign. Now that we have the £32,000 budget in place, I will push for the designs to be taken forward to make sure that improved access and footways are delivered."


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