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Council Comes Up With Way Of Using Disused Tyres

Friday February 8 2013

BARNSLEY Council is using 9,450 used car tyres to surface a 2.1km stretch of the Trans Pennine Trail.

Instead of them languishing in a landfill site, they're to be used on an all-weather surface between Penistone and Thurlstone.

Work started on the new flexi pave surface in November 2012 and despite battling intense rain, days of sub-zero temperatures and then snow, KBI UK are due to complete the work this week.

Leisure users of the popular route are set to be pleased with the new surface - as it makes for easier access for mobility scooter users and families with young children. 

The works have been funded from Barnsley Council’s Rights of Way Improvement Plan budget and a grant from East Peak Innovation Partnership.  

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Reply Posted by carl on Saturday February 9 2013 at 15:05

Reply Posted by Lev on Monday February 11 2013 at 16:14
The trail near to Worsbrough Reservoir has become a half mile long latrine for dogs. Riding a bike down there you need good eyes to avoid the mounds of dog crap.

Reply Posted by chris on Wednesday February 13 2013 at 08:04
the places they have laid this so far are royston canal from the new school to the main road in royston and in penistone from just behind the tescos on the trans penine trail and one stretch furthrr east in penistone near the reservoiur .. its geat stuff and has been used allover :-) just comenting i dont have anything to do with yhe company just seen them allover ;-)

Reply Posted by Stu on Wednesday February 13 2013 at 10:24
Sounds great, much better than the chippings rubbish they put down from stairfoot to Wombwell - the only time I've seen a surface replaced with a worse one! It would be an idea to set up a donation site for the used tyres - I had to pay £4 to get rid of two recently!

Reply Posted by Dick Steel on Friday February 15 2013 at 15:16

The section of the trail from Stairfoot to Wombwell is paved now.

Reply Posted by Shy Ted on Friday February 15 2013 at 15:18
How about surfacing from the old Aldham House Junction at Wombwell up to the Silkstone tunnels ?