Leicester

Revamp of Leicestershire's paths finished

A £65,000 scheme to revamp Leicestershire's paths and bridleways has been completed.

The county council project has seen 50 direction signs installed on 62 miles (100km) of paths.

Fifty stiles have also been replaced by gates to make paths more accessible for wheelchair and mobility scooter users.

The council said some of the improvements had been made following suggestions from local users.

The work has been completed in the Glenfield, Kirby Muxloe, Groby, Ratby, Desford, Bagworth and Thornton, Peckleton, Newbold Verdon and Cadeby areas.

Mike Preston, cabinet member for climate change at the county council, said: "We want to make sure that everyone can use them (paths), and that they can make this network of paths and bridleways part of their daily lives.

"Walking is a great alternative to travelling by car enabling us to cut our carbon emissions, fuel costs and get healthier.

"These improvements mean that our rights of way are more accessible for more people, and that they link communities to make everyday journeys simpler."

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