Thursday, 17 August 2017

Walking on history

OXFORDSHIRE County Council has three options for replacing the blocks in the listed pavement in West

OXFORDSHIRE County Council has three options for replacing the blocks in the listed pavement in West Street, Henley, according to Councillor David Nimmo Smith.

One is to replace the modern precast concrete blocks with ones that are a closer match to the Star Paver in colour but an exact match would be difficult to achieve.

Another is to source some Star Paver, although the blocks known as Staffordshire Star Paver in wealden cream are no longer manufactured and efforts to find some reclaimed pavers have so far proved unsuccessful.

Finally, it could remove the Star Pavers in King’s Road and move them to West Street.

All this because the same council put in bollards to prevent parking on the pavement only to discover it shouldn’t have done so because of the listing. I don’t suppose the workmen who did the original work kept the blocks, David?





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