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£60,000 investment in Haxby adn Wigginton


3:49pm 20th December 2010

Councillors and residents in Haxby and Wigginton have welcomed the announcement that City of York Council plans to spend almost £60,000 on resurfacing roads and footpaths in the ward next year.

The plans were revealed as the provisional list of roads to be resurfaced in the next financial year were published as part of a report seeking approval of the list from Liberal Democrat Executive Member for Neighbourhoods and Housing, Councillor Ann Reid.

The list includes the resurfacing of Briergate, Springwood, Appleby Glade and Pinelands in Haxby as well as improvements to the footway on Church Lane in Wigginton.

Liberal Democrat Councillor for Haxby and Wigginton, Councillor Paul Firth, welcomed the announcement.

He said:

"It is good to see that, despite the difficult financial climate, the Council are still looking to invest in improving our local road. It has been consistently shown as being one of the top priorities for local residents.”

“The resurfacing of Briergate will be especially welcome for many residents in the area. It is a well used road that is in need of an upgrade. It also makes sense to resurface the roads off Briergate that are in need of repair at the same time.”

Councillor Firth also welcomed proposals to resurface the footpath on Church Lane in Wigginton.

He added:

“Church Lane is frequently used by residents to cut between The Village and Greenshaw Drive so I am sure many people will be pleased to see the footpath resurfaced.”

Councillor Firth said work would also be carried out to fill potholes in the area.

He said:

“As well as these larger scale resurfacing schemes work will also be carried out to fill potholes. The recent bad weather is likely to have caused some damage to roads and I would encourage residents to report any problems they come across so that the Council can take action.”

Residents can either report problems by calling City of York Council on 01904 551551 or by contacting one of their local Liberal Democrat Councillors through our website

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