Astley Park to get a new footpath

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Work has started on a new footpath that will improve access to Astley Park for wheelchair users and the elderly.

After shrubbery was removed to improve views of the cenotaph earlier in the year, work has now started on the footpath from the Queen’s Road car park.

Jamie Carson, director of People and Places at Chorley Council, said: “The current path is very steep and difficult for elderly people, those in wheelchairs and people with pushchairs to negotiate, so we decided to make the entrance more accessible.”

Workers started marking out where the path will be last Thursday, and it is expected to take about three weeks to complete. The old pathway will also be removed.

The Queen’s Road car park will be closed while the work is being carried out.