Shropshire Star

'It's crumbling away': Anger as blob of tar used to patch up town's expensive new pavement

A council says it has been assured 'like-for-like' paving slabs will replace a blob of tar used to patch up part of a town centre's expensively-refurbished pavement.

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A former public telephone box was removed from Shifnal's Cheapside earlier this week.

But the section of ground on which the box used to stand has been filled in with a tarmac style material – putting it at odds with the paving slabs added to the town centre as part of a £3.6m refurbishment completed last year.

Local residents have already been remarking on the repair, but Shropshire Council says it has been told a 'like-for-like' replacement will be made 'as soon as possible'.

It comes after Shifnal Town Council issued its own comments on the repair – saying it had only supported the removal of the phone box on the condition the repair was suitable.

Shifnal residents Jackie and David Wenlock were some of those unimpressed at the state of the pavement following the work.