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Council draws up hit-list of highway improvements for Norton
11:16am Wednesday 6th March 2013 in News
A LIST of highway improvements needed in Norton has been drawn up by the town council.
Town clerk Ros Tierney said councillors were concerned about drainage issues outside shops in Commercial Street, parking on verges which were now being damaged by vehicles, broken street lights and the need for re-surfacing of Church Street and Scarborough Road.
She said the council was also concerned about unlit traffic island signs in Scarborough Road and the need for improvements to the chicanes in Beverley Road.
“They believe they are danger spots for traffic,” said Mrs Tierney, who added that some councillors are seeking a meeting with Richard Marr, area highways aurveyor and manager, to discuss their concerns.
Meanwhile, the cost of renting allotments run by the town authority is to rise from October next year.
Large plots will go up £5 to £25 a year, while smaller areas will rise from £10 to £12.50.
• The council is exploring the possibility of using the former chapel of rest in the town cemetery as a storage area for its equipment.
Mrs Tierney said it had not been used for at least a decade as a chapel of rest, and the building could be put to use as a much-needed store.