Pathway to a safer walk

Councillors Jeanette and Paul Prescott with Keith Black, of ProCo Enterprises
Councillors Jeanette and Paul Prescott with Keith Black, of ProCo Enterprises
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THIS muddy bog will soon disappear as a new footpath is to be created to help residents access local conveniences.

Members of the community living near Hind Road, Marsh Green, were so fed up with walking across the grassy area to get to Norley Hall, they requested the help of ward councillors Paul and Jeanette Prescott to install a footpath.

The pair have used £1,300 from their Brighter Borough money to employ landscapers from Wigan Leisure and Culture Trust (WLCT) to lay the pavement.

Coun Paul Prescott said: “A lot of people mentioned that in order to get to Westfield Community School or Sherwood Clinic, in Norley, they have to go across a very boggy piece of ground or walk all the way round to the footbridge.

“So they asked us to put a footpath there.

“The area between the houses at the back of the brook is really bad.

“If there is a little bit of rain it stays on the ground for days and it is completely boggy. No part of the ground is solid.

“We have been in contact with WLCT and they will provide us with a proper and safe way to get across the muddy ground so we get can to Norley.

“We are very pleased the work has now commenced and it will make it easier and safer for people to cut across from Hind Road to in Marsh Green to Norley.”

The work was led by project manager Keith Black, of ProCo Enterprises, in Wigan, which is part of WLCT.

A spokesman from WLCT said: “The footpath is being created by our teams to enable residents of Marsh Green to access Norley, rather than go across very wet land.”