Tuesday, 15 June 2021

£1,945 to fix steps

EMERGENCY repair work is to be carried out at an entrance to a riverside beauty spot in Benson.

Steps down to the Rivermead recreation area have been closed off by the parish council because they have deteriorated.

Councillor Patricia Baylis said: “The wooden uprights are rotting and the wood chippings have more or less disappeared.”

The council has agreed to pay a company called Azalea £1,945 to install sleeper steps with wood chipping infill.

The alternatives were to have a concrete slope or steps costing £1,665, or to close the entrance permanently.

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