Snaith, Airmyn and Rawcliffe Ward Councillor, Caroline Fox and Prospective MP and Airmyn Parish Councillor Andrew Percy are celebrating after confirmation was received from the East Riding Council that the footpath out of Airmyn village to Rawcliffe Road/Glews Garage will be extended.
Cllr Caroline Fox reports, “The extension of the footpath out of the village has become much more important since the village shop closed down. As a result, the only shop accessible on foot from the village is the one available at Glews Garage.
The Council has now surveyed this route and identified that the extension is possible and that the East Riding will support such an extension. I have now received confirmation from the Council that £100,000 has been identified for the scheme which should be completed by December. The combined footway and cycleway will ensure there is a much safer route out of the village.
The Parish Council has worked hard to progress this footpath extension for residents and without their support the project would not have moved forwards.”
Andrew Percy, who lives in Airmyn adds, “When the Parish Council undertook a survey of residents on this issue, 72% of villagers who responded told us that they felt an extension of the footpath was ‘very important’ for the village. A further 69.5% told us they would make use of the footpath were it extended.
This is excellent news and we are delighted that the campaign for this scheme has paid off."