Twenty three pavements across the borough will benefit from an additional half a million pounds of improvements, thanks to Richmond Council.
Earlier this year 1,300 people nominated a local pavement for repair as part of the Council’s Community Pavement Repair Fund.
The Community Fund generally focuses on smaller ‘fixes’, rather than large full pavement repairs. Fixes could include replacing damaged paving slabs, replacing blacktop infills or eliminating standing water. Funding is being directed to those eligible pavements that have the strongest level of support through the nomination process.
This fund is in addition to the £ 3.9m the Council invests in improving pavements every year. Following a review of all the nominations, twenty three pavements have been selected for repair. Works are due to start in a phased programme from November 2016.
Cllr Peter Buckwell, Cabinet Member Highways and Streetscene for Richmond Council, said:
"The Community Pavement Repair Fund gives residents that all important say in determining spending priorities. We have set £500,000 aside for this programme, separate from the £3.9m the Council has allocated for planned road and pavement repairs in 2016/17.
"We know that residents want to see more done to repair pavements that are used day-in, day-out, and so that is what we are doing. The Council has already made a very significant increase in the annual budget for road and footway works.
“It is impossible for us to repair everything single cracked paving stone. So, we are focusing our resources on those high footfall areas that you feel are a greater priority.
“This is another demonstration of our commitment to listen to our residents and direct resources to areas of greatest concern.”
Whitton Roads to Benefit:
Below is a list of Whitton pavements that have been selected for repair under the 2016 Community Pavement Fund.
The Ridge, Whitton
Willowdene Close, Whitton