People have been asking how long Lovers Lane is going to be closed. We don’t know, but have been told by the County Council’s footpaths officer that it should open again at some time this autumn.
The Town Council reported a dangerous wall and fence to the County Council in October of last year, and, having inspected it, the County Council closed it on safety grounds. The fence has, we understand, been fixed by Network Rail. The wall still needs to be repaired by its owner. The statutory closure notice has effect until December 2019, but the County Council is hopeful that work on the wall will be completed over the summer, and that the path can then reopen in September 2019.
Thanks to Jennifer Guest for permission to share her photograph, and to the public-spirited person who cleared up the rubbish that had accumulated.