New safer path for Bempton
PROBLEMS for pedestrians visiting the RSPB centre at Bempton could be a thing of the past after councillors announced that an informal footpath will be provided.
Called a ‘trod’, the new path will mean a safer environment for walkers who use Cliff Lane on their way to the nature reserve.
Coun Richard Burton, who sits on East Riding and Bempton Parish councils, said: “There can sometimes be problems because of the width of the road, for walkers who go up Cliff Lane. There are cars on the road, and no footpath.
“We are hoping that the trod, which is a sort of informal footpath, can solve that and give people somewhere to walk.
“The parish council and the county council have been working together to try and get something sorted, and together with the RSPB we have got a scheme agreed that we hope can be in place before Easter.
“It will be very well used and it will be very well received. How successful it will be will be proved in time.”
Last week, the Free Press announced that the Bempton RSPB reserve were consulting with members of the public over £600,000 plans to revamp the site - with a new and improved visitor centre, car park and facilities.
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