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Work to start on protecting verges outside Grantham Tesco Express

By Grantham Reporter

Improvements are planned to stop the grass verges on Keats Avenue from being damaged by vehicles visiting the local Tesco.

Over a number of years, the verges along the road have been repeatedly damaged by heavy lorries making deliveries to the store.

To prevent this happening in future, Lincolnshire County Council will install double kerbs and bollards in the affected area.

The verges outside Tesco Express in Keats Avenue have been turrned to mud in past years by delivery vehicles. (7414559)
The verges outside Tesco Express in Keats Avenue have been turrned to mud in past years by delivery vehicles. (7414559)

Coun Richard Davies, executive member for highways, said: "Working alongside local county councillor Linda Wootten, we've made endless attempts to get Tesco to do something about this.

"But they've done nothing, so we've been left with no choice but to step in and deal with this ourselves.

"We had proposed that we work with Tesco on a project that would not only protect the verges, but also make it easier to access their store and park.

"But they seem unwilling to put their hand in their pocket, so we have been unable to proceed with this.

"These improvements will therefore solely focus on protecting the verges."

Coun Linda Wootten added: "Having personally taken our complaints to the head of Tesco, it's been disappointing both for me and the local residents to have all hopes continually dashed, despite earlier reassurances.

"I look forward to seeing these improvements put in place, and hope the measures will bring an end to this frustrating situation."

The improvements are planned to be carried out as part of the highways 2019/20 works programme.


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