Facelift for Great Barr Right of Way
Published on 17th July 2012
Sandwell Council has made improvements to a Public Right of Way link near the Scott Arms shopping centre in Great Barr to improve safety and security for pedestrians.
The work on the pathway between Waddington Avenue and the shopping centre has been a problem for many years.
Residents complained about the condition of the surface of the pathway and the pools on the route and were concerned about the security of people using the link.
Cabinet member for neighbourhood services Councillor Ian Jones said: "The council has now laid a new surface and installed new draining and to improve security two new lighting columns have been installed on the route.
"The improvements have been made after the condition of the pathway was raised by local residents as part of the work of the Local Access Forum."
Local residents and former forum member Tony Fowler said: "This route is one of the most well-used Public Rights of Way in the borough and to see it finally getting a new surface it deserves is great news."
The Local Access Forum deals with a wide range of issues involving access and walking and meets four times a near and organisers are keen to encourage new members.
Anyone interested in the work of the forum can express their interest by ringing 0121 569 4055 or email email@example.com.