Access ramp for busy town throughfare

A well used thoroughfare in Oswestry is to be made easier to use by those in wheelchairs and people with pushchairs.

The steps where a ramp is now also to be added
The steps where a ramp is now also to be added

Oswestry Town Council is creating a pedestrian ramp and refurbishing the steps to Castle Street behind the Horsemarket.

The need for improvement in the key and well-used access route was first highlighted by Pam Ingrey and Kim Tunnadine from Oswestry Mobility. They organised a petition and presented it to the Council in 2016.

PaveAways of Knockin, will start the works in the coming months and they will be fully funded by the Town Council. Planning permission was granted by Shropshire Council last year.

The Mayor, Councillor Duncan Kerr said: “I am delighted that the Council is now proceeding with these much needed works to give access not only to disabled persons but to anyone pushing a pram or pushchair. Hhaving helped a couple of residents out by carrying their pushchair down these steps I know it will be greatly appreciated.

"The Council works hard to ensure that the town centre is accessible to all residents and if anyone knows of any other problem areas please get in touch with us and we will see what we can do."

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