Tree works herald start of replacing Newbold Comyn footbridge - The Leamington Observer

Tree works herald start of replacing Newbold Comyn footbridge

TREE works have begun as the first stage of work to replace the footbridge to Newbold Comyn gets underway.

The tree works are taking place to enable the existing bridge from Radford Road to the country park in Leamington to be removed.

The original bridge was closed by Warwick District Council back in August on safety grounds.

WDC had hoped to be able to repair the bridge but on further investigation it became clear a brand new bridge was required.

Neighbourhood spokesperson Coun Will Roberts said: “We are working hard to put everything in place to provide a replacement bridge at the earliest opportunity. The thinning of trees and removal of vegetation will be completed with the utmost care in line with the nature reserve location.”

Work began on Tuesday (November 21) and is expected to take four days to complete. The Radford Road car park will be closed during this time.

WDC’s cabinet is set to discuss a report recommending the release of funding for the installation of a 3.5metre cycle friendly replacement bridge from Radford Road to Newbold Comyn at their meeting on December 6.

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

Further information is available on WDC’s website.

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