Date received: 13 October 2022
Signatories received: 706
Name of petitoner: Mrs L Devey
Dear Mrs Devey,
RECEIPT OF PETITION – Pavements in Yoxall
I refer to the petition, signed by local residents and businesses regarding the condition of the footways in Yoxall. I can advise you that receipt of the petition will be reported to Councillor Julia Jessel.
The footways mentioned in the petition are featured on our future structural works programme, as their condition is deemed beyond a preventative treatment, as they require reconstruction. The condition is being continually assessed on a priority basis against other proposed footway schemes across the County.
The carriageway scheme along the A515 corridor from Yoxall to Morrey was in 2012 and funding was received to go into the adjacent estate to begin resurfacing the footways.
The following year, footway works managed to be completed were:
- Alwyn Road
- Swarbourn Close
- Lovell Road
- Lightwood Road
- Rookery Close
It was on completion of these schemes that they had planned to go and complete the final phase of the estate which includes all the roads that have been stated on the petition.
Unfortunately, in those intervening years, we were advised that they had not been able to get back into Yoxall, due to footway priorities being elsewhere in the County and more latterly no actual structural footway budget.
County Councillor Julia Jessel is currently in discussion with the Local Highways Team about her wish to advocate her funding in these areas. Although, this is still in discussion about the funding on these as it may be best to wait for structural funding to complete the long overdue works.
Strategic Community Infrastructure Manager