Horsham pavements improved to help vulnerable residents

Millthorpe Road, Horsham after the work
Millthorpe Road, Horsham after the work

Pavements on more than a dozen roads in Horsham have been given a new surface, aimed at helping vulnerable residents.

West Sussex Highways is about to complete the first year of its Even Better Pavements programme.

Millthorpe Road, Horsham, before the work

Millthorpe Road, Horsham, before the work

The county council targeted pavements and footways most used by vulnerable residents to protect them from slips, trips and falls.

Pavements which serve schools, clinics, hospitals and areas with high footfall, were prioritised.

It was the first year of a two-year programme worth £5m.

Key facts:

- £2 million was spent on the Even Better Pavements programme in 2016/17.

- 85 locations across Bognor Regis, Burgess Hill, Crawley, Haywards Heath, Horsham, Lancing and Selsey were improved.

- A further £3m will be spent in 2017/18.

West Sussex County Council Cabinet Member for Highways and Transport, Bob Lanzer, said: “We are delighted the first year of our programme has been delivered on time and on budget.

“Our investment has made pavements and footways in the locations we have been to smoother and safer.

“While this work has been on-going, behind the scenes we have been prioritising and organising the locations in the county to focus on in 2017/18.

“We shall be announcing this list shortly.”

Anyone who notices damaged or missing paving slabs, or any other footway damage, can report them online via www.lovewestsussex.gov.uk.

Or download our Love West Sussex phone app free for i-Phone, Android, Windows Phone and Blackberry to report it that way.

Horsham pavements and footways improved in 2016/17:

Kings Road and Lintott Gardens

Millthorpe Road

Redford Avenue

Eyles Close

Bluebell Close

Oaks Close

Merryfield Drive

Kentwyns Drive

Saxon Crescent

St Leonards Road

Wimblehurst Road

Bedford Road

Arthur Road