Scalby residents share their delight at ‘unrecognisable’ footpath

This story was published 10 May 2021

The once narrow, uneven footpath on Barmoor Lane has become a sight to behold following an extensive resurfacing project.

Barmoor Lane before and after

Gordon Jenkinson moved to the street around three years ago and can’t believe how much of a difference the new-look footpath has made.

“The finished product looks brilliant and unrecognisable,” said Gordon. “I know how much work was involved so to get it finished in three weeks was very impressive.

“The contractors completed the work with little disruption and were very quick. The path was in desperate need of repairs but it was definitely worth the wait.”

North Yorkshire County Council carried out the repairs on Barmoor Lane from the ford to outside Wrea Head Cottages in April.

“Our highways team deserve some recognition for the incredible job they have done,” added local member Councillor Derek Bastiman. “We have a responsibility to keep footpaths, as well as roads, safe to use and this is a great example of our teams going the extra mile to ensure they are up to a high standard. 

“Barmoor Lane is a vital link to facilities in Scalby so I’m very pleased to see the improvements and the reaction from residents. The path is much wider and the lining is very clear. It has been a very well-executed project by all involved.”