Bridlington street fix given the go ahead

Councillor Richard Burton on Long Lane
Councillor Richard Burton on Long Lane

The funding that has been secured for substantial repairs to footpaths and roads in Bridlington has been labelled as ‘long overdue’.

Approximately £100,000 has been allocated for repair works to carriageways, footpaths and roads in Bridlington, Bempton and Buckton.

Long Lane in Bridlington will see the most extensive of repairs, while the footpath on School Lane in Bempton will get a substantial upgrade, as well as the carriageway on Buckton Main Street.

The £44,000 repairs to Long Lane have been outstanding for several years now - residents had previously formed a petition requesting improvements for the road.

Councillor Richard Burton said: “The work is long overdue and we have been waiting for these improvements for some time.

“It is good that the council has been able to allocate the funding because I would describe Long Lane as one of the two poorest roads in Bridlington.”

The work to the footpaths in Bempton and Buckton is due to be completed within weeks, while repairs to Bridlington’s Long Lane should be finished within months.

Additional refurbishment will also take place to the snickett near School Lane in Bempton.

Claire Boston of Bempton parish council said: “We are obviously very pleased with this outcome, and we hope that residents will be too.

“We have had complaints from villagers that the paths are quite dangerous, but we were given low priority because of the damage caused by recent floods.”

Work to the road and carriageways is due to begin in the next few weeks.