Hempland Lane Resurfacing Work
4:08pm 3rd June 2011
City of York Council will begin work to resurface Hempland Lane, following a successful campaign for local highways improvements by Local Liberal Democrat Councillor Nigel Ayre.
The Council will begin resurfacing the road on 6th June, with work expected to take four weeks to complete.
Councillor Ayre welcomed the start of the work, saying:
“The condition of roads and footpaths is always a big issue for local residents so I am pleased to see work get underway on one of the major roads needing attention.
“In the run up to the list of schemes for this year being put together I called on the Council to respond to the wishes of local residents and to include some key local roads on the list. I am pleased that they responded to those calls.”
Later this year the Council will also carry out resurfacing work on Stockton Lane in Heworth Without, a road which Councillor Ayre said had been a top priority for residents.
“It was clear from talking to residents that the condition of Stockton Lane was one of their biggest concerns. I am pleased that the wishes of residents were taken into account when putting this list together and I look forward to work getting underway.”
Councillor Ayre said he would continue to campaign for improvements to his ward’s roads and footpaths. He said, “When Labour were in opposition they put forward a number of budget amendments that would have seen more than £600,000 less spent on highways maintenance.
“If they carry on that trend in office we could be looking at much lower spending on roads and footpaths than residents have been used to under the Lib Dems. However, highway maintenance is always a top priority for residents so I will continue to push for more improvements in the ward.”
PICTURED: Councillor Nigel Ayre
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