Easington MP Grahame Morris has called on Durham County Council to replace an eyesore footpath following recent ‘repair’ work.

The footpath on Seaside Lane, Easington Colliery, was significantly damaged during the demolition of the Former School building. Durham County Council recently completed work to repair the footpath, but a mix of paving and tarmac has left the path uneven and an eyesore according to the local MP.

Grahame Morris has written to Durham County Council, calling for the path to be reinstated to an acceptable standard; he said:

“The work carried out on Seaside Lane falls below an acceptable standard. The Council says they want to improve the villages where we live, work, and visit, does not align with slapdash work on this footpath.

The mix of old and new tarmac, alongside paving, makes the surface uneven and hazardous to pedestrians and those with mobility issues.

This standard of work would not be acceptable elsewhere in County Durham, and it is not acceptable in Easington Colliery. The Council is our principal authority for delivering regeneration and economic growth locally, and work such as this creates a perception that they simply do not care about East Durham.

Pavements are the most basic infrastructure, and the Council should give more due care and attention to creating attractive communities where people want to live, work, and visit.”

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