Two Banbury roads scheduled for resurfacing later this year

Funding obtained for the resurfacing of two roads in Banbury has been scheduled to be used later this year.

Wednesday, 17th March 2021, 11:35 pm
Updated Wednesday, 17th March 2021, 11:38 pm

Cllr Hannah Banfield, who represents the Grimsbury and Castle areas as a town and county councillor, has announced funding for the resurfacing of both Cope Road and Arran Grove in Banbury.

Resurfacing works by Oxfordshire County Highways Department have been scheduled to start in the autumn on October 11.

Cllr Banfield said: "As the elected county councillor I have lobbied and liaised with the highways department for a couple of years to get this funding allocation, as I received complaints from residents in respect of the condition of the road surfaces within these locations.

Cope Road where resurfacing has been scheduled (photo from Cllr Hannah Banfield)

"Furthermore, on the 30th of December 2020, the pavement location from Dukes Street to Merton Street within Middleton Road had full resurfacing works completed and two drop kerbs were implemented.

"These pavement resurfacing works were implemented to improve the safety of pedestrians in this location as a number of my constituents had experienced trips and falls. The scheduling and funding for these pavement resurfacing works took a year of my lobbying and liaising with officers within the highways department at Oxfordshire County Council."