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Lib Dems launch campaign for major improvements to Kendal footpaths

November 26, 2021 11:43 AM

Giles and EamonnLiberal Democrat councillors in Kendal have got the ball rolling on a campaign to improve footpaths in the town.

At a meeting of Kendal Town Council's Environment and Highways Committee this week, Lib Dem Chair Eamonn Hennessy and Vice Chair Giles Archibald proposed to allocate £12,000 to fund an audit of local footpaths.

The committee have already earmarked £15,000 towards improving footpaths around Kirkbarrow.

The audit will look at the existing network of footpaths in Kendal, assess their current condition, find out who uses them, and what they use them for.

Lib Dem councillors will be surveying residents across the town in the coming weeks to find out which paths could do with being fixed and enhanced.

Eamonn said: "From kids walking to school, to residents walking to shops in the town centre, our footpaths are so important to connecting Kendal.

"Sadly many of them are not fit for purpose, which is why we as Liberal Democrat councillors are launching this campaign to fund upgrades and improvements to local footpaths."

Giles said: "We want to encourage active travel.

"We want to make it easier, safer and more attractive for people to walk around our town whether they are residents or visitors.

"We're proud of our town and want it to look the best it can."