A much-used footpath, a former wheelbarrow track, running between Gillett Close and Broughton Road, has been surfaced by Cherwell Council following requests by Labour Councillor Surinder Dhesi, over a two-year period
Residents Joy Ashby and Angie Ramm have lived for over 40 years in a row of cottages behind Broughton Road and say it has always been a pot-holed and often muddy track. Joy Ashby said, “We are very pleased with what Surinder has done for us and I’ve heard lots of positive comments from neighbours.”
Angie Ramm says, ‘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.
Surinder Dhesi says, “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.”