Colne pavements set to be improved for residents

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Improvements are set to be made to pavements near to sheltered housing in Colne.

Lancashire County Council has agreed to relay the uneven flagstones close to Turney Crook Mews, on Ivegate, while Pendle Council is looking into fitting a hand rail on the adjacent car park.

Concerns had been raised with Pendle MP Andrew Stephenson after residents “had for years struggled with the simple and short walk into town because of the steep and uneven nature of the access to their property”.

Following a recent resident’s meeting, Mr Stephenson and County Coun. Paul White walked to town from Turney Crook Mews to experience for themselves the difficulties of walking frame wheels getting stuck in cobbles.

Mr Stephenson said: “I’m happy that at last we’ve been able to get something agreed here.

“It’s been a long running issue for residents, and it is important that they are able to get out and about rather than being stuck at home.

“I will be keeping up the pressure on both councils to ensure the improvements are made as soon as possibl