Work is carried out to allay path safety fears

The problem path in Woodhall Spa
The problem path in Woodhall Spa

Improvements have been made to a footpath in Woodhall Spa that was at the centre of complaints it was being used by cyclists as a short-cut.

The footpath links Tor-o-Moor Road with The Broadway.

However, a resident recently complained to the Parish Council that she feared cyclists would cause an accident.

There are ‘no cycling’ signs at each end of the path and they have now being cleaned. Vegetation has also been cut back - making the signs easier to see.

Officials from Lincolnshire County Council’s Highways department - and police officers - have spoken to the resident who made the initial complaint and say they are monitoring the situation.

Highways officials have also confirmed they are working with East Lindsey District Council to install cycle racks in The Broadway car park.

Meanwhile, an ‘A board’ - that had led to complaints about safety issues on a pavement in the centre of the village - has been removed.

There were calls for the parish council to take action to remove the sign.

However, councillors were told all potential ‘obstacles’ would have to be removed - including signs, chairs and tables which are a feature of the village’s tourist trade.