Tuesday, 22 August 2017

Repair of footpath rejected

A DAMAGED footpath used by children and parents walking to and from a Henley school looks unlikely to

A DAMAGED footpath used by children and parents walking to and from a Henley school looks unlikely to be repaired.

The town council has offered to set aside up to £20,000 for the work, which would include resurfacing and replacing the kerbstones, if Oxfordshire County Council was willing to manage the project.

The county council, the highways authority, won’t carry out the work itself as the path between Greys Road and Greys Hill is unadopted.

The town council has obtained four quotes from potential contractors ranging from £4,000 to £9,842 but says it doesn’t have the expertise to choose the best one.

County highways officer David Tole said his council was unlikely to agree to the request.



He said: “It has been clearly established that it is not public highway. We will be happy to provide informal advice but won’t be able to provide anything more. It is not ours. There are potential risks for us if we start interfering with private property.’

The path is largely used by families from Sacred Heart Primary School and Pre-School.



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