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Towcester Town Council

Serving the people of Towcester

Towcester Town Hall

Town Clerk: Mrs Elizabeth Cox
The Town Hall, 86 Watling
Street, Towcester
Northamptonshire NN12 6BS

Tel: 01327 350995

Towcester Recreation Ground Bridge

Posted: Fri, 03 Nov 2017 12:03 by Elizabeth Cox

Towcester Recreation Ground Bridge

On Friday 3rd November, the Town Council replaced the temporary wooden barriers, which had been erected at both ends of the Recreation Ground footbridge to prevent access, with fabricated steel construction hoarding. The Council had been instructed by its insurer that it must take all possible measures to prevent access across the bridge, until the replacement bridge has been manufactured and installed.

Unfortunately, people have continued to cross the bridge and it has therefore become necessary to undertake these expensive works.

The successful tender for replacement of the bridge was approved by the Council several weeks ago but, as the company's design will need formal planning consent from South Northamptonshire Council before installation, the bridge will continue to be closed for some further weeks.

Circulating rumours, that the Town Council intend to leave the bridge closed, are false. The bridge will be replaced as very soon as possible but there is a process which must be followed, and this takes time.

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