Mid Sussex pavements improved to help vulnerable residents

The new pavement surface
The new pavement surface

Pavements on several roads in Burgess Hill and Haywards Heath 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.

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.

Mid Sussex pavements and footways improved in 2016/17:

Burgess Hill

Nightingale Lane

Lower Church Road*

Oak Hall Park

Folders Lane*

Beechwoods

Pinehurst

Hazel Grove

Valebridge Road*

Junction Road

The Nursery*

The Spinney*

Potters Lane

Franklands Way

Greenlands Drive

Greenlands Close

The Brow

Haywards Heath:

Washington Road

Burrell Road

Sandrocks Way

Washington Road to Bentswood Close E path

Heath Road*

Farlington Close

Hurstwood Lane

Sydney Road*

Harlands Road

Lucastes Road to Butlers Green Road

New England Road

Paddockhall Road*

Greenhill Way Estate

Culross Avenue & Lucas Grange

Hurstfield Close

*Will be completed between March and May 2017.