INVESTING MORE IN ROADS AND PAVEMENTS

October 16, 2009 8:16 AM

Resurfacing has taken place at Kinross Drive, Colgrove Way and Winton Way in North Kenton, with Warrington Road, Renwick Avenue, Charles Avenue and King George Road (all off Fawdon Park Road) to follow.

The resurfacing of Aln Avenue has been agreed but is on hold because of planned utilities' work. These are the latest in the programme for road and pavement improvements in our area, with more in the pipeline.

"After years of under-investment by the former council, we have allocated extra cash and are slowly but surely dealing with the worst," said Councillor Ron Clark.

"But we'd be the first to admit that there's a lot still to do.

"The good news is that there has been a big reduction in claims against the council for injuries from broken pavements.

"That reduces insurance costs - helping keep council tax down but also releasing resources for continued improvements."