New pathway in Hillyfields set for 'rapid' repairs after it fell foul to the adverse winter weather

Chairman of friends of Hillyfields Tony Claydon on the path which has been damaged

Chairman of friends of Hillyfields Tony Claydon on the path which has been damaged

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Repairs on a footpath through an Enfield park are due to begin after it disintegrated soon after being laid.

The greenway through Hillyfields in North Enfield was laid in December 2013 but fell apart in several places during the torrential rain.

Enfield Borough Council' cabinet member for environment, Councillor Chris Bond has now announced that the authority will be repairing the path as “rapidly as possible”.

He said: “While the damage to homes was remarkably light in Enfield as a result of the flood prevention work we’ve been doing in recent years unfortunately the very heavy and prolonged rain we had did cause damage to part of this Greenway.

“It’s a popular route and people have been using it in great numbers and we’ll be repairing the damage as rapidly as possible.”

Friends of Hillyfields chairman Tony Claydon has welcomed the news but is keen to see a more resilient path.

He said: “I welcome the developments being made to the path. Currently, we aren’t aware that anything has been decided on how the council will repair the path.

“The previous path fell apart and some of the material ran into the brook because of the weather but I hope the council will make it much more resilient.”

The path is used by cyclists walkers and wheelchair users and cuts right through the park.

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7:11pm Thu 20 Mar 14

robbybox says...

'due to adverse weather' ? No snow, ice or little below zero temperature. Seems like a lame excuse for expensive an path (was it council or contractors) - surprising experts were not consulted on 'would this path stand upto cold weather'. Joke, waste of money, typical, amateurish!!!
'due to adverse weather' ? No snow, ice or little below zero temperature. Seems like a lame excuse for expensive an path (was it council or contractors) - surprising experts were not consulted on 'would this path stand upto cold weather'. Joke, waste of money, typical, amateurish!!! robbybox
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12:43pm Sat 22 Mar 14

paulinebradford says...

what a bout the state of pavements at ponders end.you have uncovered holes the small metal covers gone.someone could quite easily catch a foot on them or small child a small foot would go into it.A tree near bus stop infront of tesco was removed now a big hole left.and large pieces of paving slab missing before you get to the area.state of pavements in ponders end high street.disgusting.
what a bout the state of pavements at ponders end.you have uncovered holes the small metal covers gone.someone could quite easily catch a foot on them or small child a small foot would go into it.A tree near bus stop infront of tesco was removed now a big hole left.and large pieces of paving slab missing before you get to the area.state of pavements in ponders end high street.disgusting. paulinebradford
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