A LOCAL MP’s two-year campaign to make much-needed improvements to a footpath in Brampton is now over.
John Healey, MP for Wentworth and Dearne, has worked to get the path on Knollbeck Lane – which runs into Cortonwood Retail Park – properly serviced for a number of years.
Mr Healey started this campaign after meeting workers in the Royal Mail contact centre on the Cortonwood site in October 2021.
They raised their concerns about the safety and state of the footpath which many of them use this to get to work.
He then took this up directly with the rights of way team at Rotherham Council and the landowner, aiming to bring them together to agree action to improve this footpath.
Work has now finished, much to the delight of John.
He said: “I’m really pleased to see a proper surface on this footpath into Cortonwood retail park.
“It was rough, muddy and dangerous underfoot before, so it’s great to bring the landowners and Rotherham Council together to get this work done.
“This footpath is so well used by local residents who want to shop at the retail park and by staff who need to get into work.
“Every time we’ve done a site visit, people stop to tell us how helpful an upgrade would be.”