Upgrade for "mud bath" footpath in Kingswood

Profile image for thecriddler

By thecriddler | Thursday, November 29, 2012, 16:17

A Kingswood footpath described by local councillors as "more like a mud bath" is set to be given a proper tarmac surface after a long-running campaign.

The existing footpath linking Lavers Close and Lintham Drive in Kingswood runs across a section of open space owned by South Gloucestershire Council. After housing developer David Wilson Homes built 60 new homes as an extension to Lintham Drive, the path which originally gave access just to the open space from Lavers Close has since become much more used.

The path is, however, no more than a track across the grass and in wet conditions rapidly becomes very muddy. One of the local councillors for the area has said that over the winter months in particular the path can be virtually impassable.

Councillor Gareth Manson (Labour, Woodstock) said:

"Because there is no formal path here, when it gets wet the path becomes more like a mud bath. We have been pressing the Council to install a proper path ever since the new homes on Lintham Drive were built.Finally that pressure seems to have paid off."

Part of the delay in building a proper path is that the Council were waiting for electricity company Western Power Distribution to check that a new cable buried across the open space had been installed correctly. That work has now been carried out paving the way for the new path to be constructed.

When the path is constructed, the Council also intends to build a path connecting a nearby children's play area to the main paths running through the open space.

Tweet this article


  • Profile image for ant86

    They should sort out cock road ridge, its like a mud bath. terrible spend our counci tax money and put some proper paths in. thankyou.

    By ant86 at 14:51 on 30/11/12

  • Profile image for Kleeneze

    Well done Gareth, thanks for pursuing this issue. We're grateful for the work that you, Andy Potts & Pat Rooney put in.

    By Kleeneze at 17:33 on 29/11/12

max 4000 characters

Latest Stories in Kingswood


Local Vouchers

  • Discover Indochina. 13 Night Vietnam City and Beach holiday only £1099pp with Travel Counsellors

    Travel Counsellors

    Save over £400 with this amazing 13 night city and beach 2 centre holiday including flights from Heathrow!!
    Call 01275 774310
    or email vikki.coe@travelcounsellors.com for more information

    Terms: Subject to availability on selected dates and flights call for details today

    Contact: 0845 058 7086

    Valid until: Wednesday, April 30 2014


    Crystal Face

    -1hr long shoot
    -1 FREE 6”x9” Print
    -£25 off any wall art (Canvas, Acrylic Print and Box Frames)
    - Free 3D Face scan and 3D Crystal Engraving
    -20% off any crystal size upgrades
    -Private viewing

    Terms: A refundable £25 deposit is required for Weekday bookings, £35 for weekends. Non-refundable for no shows.
    Phone 01179415313 to book and mention Bristol Post Deal.

    Contact: 0117 9415313

    Valid until: Saturday, May 31 2014

  • Fancy Dress Costumes Mega Discount For All Products

    Costumes R Us

    Simply Visit Our Website www.costumerusuk.com
    Add products to the basket
    Use Voucher Code 2002 in the check out and get 10% discount
    No Registration Required Use paypal Checkout.

    Terms: Use Voucher Code 2002 to get 10% Discount in the checkout
    No registration Required.Accept terms and conditions
    click paypal Checkout

    Contact: 0117 3322558

    Valid until: Thursday, March 26 2015


Local Jobs


Search for...

Min price is bigger than Max price
Min price is bigger than Max price
Min rent is bigger than Max rent