Work of Labour councillor helps Banbury footpath get resurfaced

Left to right, Joy Ashby, Councillor Surinder Dhesi and Angie Ramm NNL-160703-115648001
Left to right, Joy Ashby, Councillor Surinder Dhesi and Angie Ramm NNL-160703-115648001

A much-used footpath which was a former wheelbarrow track in Banbury has been surfaced by Cherwell District Council following requests over a two-year period by Labour councillor Surinder Dhesi.

Residents Joy Ashby and Angie Ramm have lived in a row of cottages behind Broughton Road for over 40 years and said the track running between Gillett Close and Broughton Road had always been a pot-holed and often muddy track.

The surface was completed in the week commencing February 26.

Mrs Ashby said: “We are very pleased with what Surinder has done for us and I’ve heard lots of positive comments from neighbours.”

Mrs Ramm added: “It has always been a popular cut-through and is used by many parents with children attending Harriers Academy and Queensway School as well as students from Banbury School.

Councillor Dhesi said: “Working with Cherwell District Council we’ve come up with a brilliant solution which has not cost the earth – it’s a gravel comprising granite and quartzite which needs to be rained on and walked on to provide a solid and durable surface for pedestrians for years to come.”