Lawley Village Green footpath due for repair in August

Residents in Lawley have been raising concerns about the footpath around the pond on Lawley Village Green for some time now, and have asked for its repair. Lawley and Overdale Parish Council is aware of these concerns, as we have received a number of complaints. We are happy to announce that repair work is now due to take place before the end of August.

A photograph showing the protruding tree roots on the path at Lawley Village Green.

Protruding tree roots and a crumbling surface have left the path unsafe for pedestrians.

The footpath has been in a state of disrepair for over a year now, and represents a trip hazard to pedestrians using it.

An uneven, crumbling surface and protruding tree roots have left the path unsafe to walk on, and we have received a number of complaints about it from residents.

The Parish Council has been asking Telford & Wrekin Council (TWC) to repair the path since these complaints were first raised.

In early March 2020, TWC informed us that repair work was scheduled with contractors Balfour Beatty. The tree causing the problem was felled in March, but the protruding roots remained on the footpath.

Yesterday, the Parish Council was informed that TWC plans for repair work to take place on the Lawley Village Green footpath before the end of August – “hopefully within the next two to three weeks”, Highways informed us.

Lawley and Overdale Parish Council joins residents in looking forward to the footpath being made safe to use again.

We will provide any further updates as we receive them.

If you have any questions or further feedback about this issue, please contact us and let us know.

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