UNEVEN FOOTPATH FINALLY RELAID

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Cambrian News photographer - Julie Davies and Roger Owen give the thumbs up after a pavement in Penparcau was finally relaid

AN uneven footpath in Penparcau, which has seen wheelchair users forced to go onto a busy road for several years, has finally been relaid.

The Cambrian News reported “Residents of Ger-y-ddôl, the purpose-built bungalows for disabled people next to Min-y-ddôl, were told last June that they would get a new pavement in the 2017/18 financial year – but with no start date given for the works.

A target of March to begin the works came and went, with Ceredigion council apologising for the delay, which they said was due to contractors’ commitments.

In April, work finally began on the pavement, with the new footpath completed last week, meaning residents will be able to safely access the smooth path and won’t have to use the road.

The announcement of the scheme came after it was revealed in the Cambrian News in the previous November that disabled resident Julie Davies was “dicing with death” to access St Brieuc Path, which allows them easy access to nearby shops and the town.

The campaign for a path, which has been led by Min-y-ddôl resident Roger Owen, received the backing of Penparcau councillor Lloyd Edwards last year.

“It’s fantastic news, and people have been using it already,” he told the Cambrian News.

“When they built the bungalows there was no thought given to how disabled people would access the path, so I’m very pleased that after years of campaigning we finally have the work done” here.

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