Road improvements set for the north Cotswolds
SAFETY along roads in the north Cotswolds is being improved thanks to a scheme allowing residents to have their say on improvements to highways and footpaths across Gloucestershire.
Gloucestershire County Council has made £10,000 available to each ward member to use for road and footpath works in consultation with residents.
After speaking to people living in the area, GCC ward member for Northleach Cllr Fiona McKenzie (Con) used her portion of the cash to fund work to improve pedestrian safety on the A417 at Ampney Crucis.
A vehicle survey to determine how many drivers are using Andoversford to access to A40 has also been carried out and cast iron bollards will be set up protect the war memorial in Northleach.
Cllr McKenzie said she had tried to distribute the funds fairly over a range of projects that residents had said needed work.
“Many are small schemes but will make a big difference to the locals who live in those areas,” she said.
Other works to be carried out in the area include improvements to footpaths in Barnsley and the A435 at Perrotts Brook and pothole repairs in Whittington and Syreford.
GCC cabinet member for communities Cllr Will Windsor-Clive (Con, Newent) said the scheme aimed to make the most of the link between ward members and residents.