New footbridge may be needed at Newbold Comyn in Leamington - The Leamington Observer

New footbridge may be needed at Newbold Comyn in Leamington

Leamington Editorial 11th Sep, 2023   0

A NEW footbridge may be needed onto Newbold Comyn.

Warwick District Council, who manages the large country park and nature reserve in Leamington, made the decision to close the footbridge until further notice in August amid structural concerns.

WDC advised visitors wishing to access Newbold Comyn from the Radford Road entrance to find an alternative route.

A team from WDC have since carried out an in-depth assessment of the work needed to bring the bridge back into public use.

This evaluation includes plans to make temporary repairs to the current structure in the short term, with future options to be considered by WDC for a replacement bridge.

WDC neighbourhood services spokesperson Coun Will Roberts said: “We would like to thank the public for their patience and understanding while this busy and important access point remains closed. The welfare of the public remains our top priority and while we are making every effort to reopen the footbridge as soon as possible, this will not take place until it is safe for all users.”

Pedestrians are advised to continue to use the alternative entrances to Newbold Comyn from the Willes Road or Newbold Terrace East.

WDC will be providing further updates and information in the coming days.


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