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Saturday, 01 November 2014

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£2m improvement plan for roads and footpaths

A HOST of road improvement schemes have been earmarked for Copeland.

By Andrew Clarke

Cumbria County Council has revealed its programme of work that will take place between now and next March, totalling just over £2million.

They include roads, footpaths and street lighting.

In Whitehaven, roads that will receive attention – varying from drainage works, reconstruction or resurfacing – are Quay Street to East/West Strand; the road from the fire station to the former fish factory at Hensingham; Solway Road (Kells); Lakeland Avenue to Fell View Road (Woodhouse); Foxhouses Road/Bleng Avenue (Mirehouse) and Sneckyeat Road Industrial Estate (Hensingham).

Other roads included on the list are: Rottington to Sandwith and to Christy Meadow; Chicken Farm to Sandwith junction; Mitredale Forest Road (Eskdale); Croasdale to Bowness Knott (Ennerdale); Market Street (Egremont); St Bees to Fairladies; road to Carleton from Parkhead (Egremont); Main Street (Distington), High House Road (St Bees).

Royal/Kings/Queens Drive (Egremont); Pica village and Common End to Pica; Union Street (Cleator Moor); Meadow View and Ghyll Grove (Lowca); and Red Beck Road (Wath Brow to Ennerdale).

Millom features prominently in the footway work scheduled, including the town centre, Queens Park, Huddlestone Road, Festival Road, Grammarscroft, Settle Street, Lapstone Road and Market Place. Other footway schemes are: Bank Road, Beatty Road, Mona Road, North Road, Haig Avenue, Earls Road and South View (all Bransty); Windermere Road (Woodhouse), Dent Road (Mirehouse), Ehen Court Road (Egremont), Scalegill Road and West Spur (Moor Row), Meadow View (Lowca) and William Morris Avenue (Cleator Moor).

And new street lighting is planned for Rosemary Lane, Ginns to Kells, Woodhouse Road and the town centre (all Whitehaven), Mountbatten Way (Millom), Crowgarth Close (Cleator Moor), Hardingill (Gosforth) and the Thornhill and Orgill estates (Egremont).

Have your say

Should funding for Christmas lights be coming from the council? Why not funded by local firms? I know this is just a random point but really I don't think it is the council's job to fund Christmas lights.

Posted by dormouse on 12 June 2014 at 09:41

A couple of misunderstandings here about the long overdue Whitehaven Town Council.

1. It will not replace the Borough Council. It adds another more local tier, which will be funded by extra Council tax - probably about £50 a year.

2. James Fox; Millom and Egremont already have Town Councils. I think the former has taken on the upkeep of the toilets in Millom?

Posted by crisby on 7 June 2014 at 17:30

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