We have had an update from the council on the progress with the new bridge

The Bridge.

The contractor Crummock delayed the painting until warmer weather and is now proposing to complete the painting starting on Tuesday. It is hoped that they will complete this in a few days.

Crummock is also arranging for additional anti skid material to complete the bridge and is hoping that their sub-contractor will return to the site to complete it within the next week.

When the bridgeworks are finished, Crummock has to tidy the site and reinstate damaged landscaping. Once this is done there will be a meeting on site with relevant Councillors to view the works and ensure that all has been made good.

The Gate Pillar.

Repairs to the pillar are likely to take longer. The materials delivery firm, which was responsible for the damage, has referred the matter to their insurers. The claim has been lodged and the tenders for repair submitted. We are now waiting for loss adjusters to visit the site for further assessment. Although the urgency of this issue has been stressed by the Council, we do not yet have a date for repairs to commence.

We will keep Friends up to date as we have more information