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Path to be closed to protect the public

6 January 2015

A pathway in Workington is to be temporarily closed to ensure walkers and cyclists are not injured by construction traffic. The route, known locally as the ‘black path’, runs from Workington Reds’ Borough Park stadium to Hall Brow, past the site where the new leisure centre is being built. 

Barriers are being erected around the building site to protect the public while the work is underway and these will also run across the pathway by the entrance to the bowling club. The public are requested not to use, or park on, the stretch of path which runs from Borough Park to the site entrance close to Navvies Bridge as this will be the main access route for heavy construction vehicles. However, the public will still be able to access facilities, such as the bowling green, from the end of the path closest to Hall Brow.

As many Workington Reds fans use the path for parking on matchdays, Allerdale Borough Council will be allowing fans to park for free on part of the Allerdale House car park for the duration of home games. Fans must get an accreditation notice from Borough Park to put on their car dashboard.

Paul Shackley, Allerdale Borough Council’s Corporate Director with responsibility for the leisure centre project, said: “Despite it not being an official right of way, we know this pathway is well used. However, as it is the main access route for construction traffic we need to protect the public and are urging people not to use it for the duration of the works. We apologise for the inconvenience but safety is our primary concern.”

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Allerdale Borough Council
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