Wokingham Borough Council to discuss Jubilee bridge and olympic cycle way


Wokingham Borough Council are to discuss the Jubilee bridge and olympic cycle way on May 31.

The report to be seen by members highlights some of the many projects and activities planned across Wokingham to mark the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee.

The Jubilee Bridge and Olympic Cycle Way could see a bike and rail link created between Woodley, Twyford and Dinton Pastures Country Park. As part of this, the existing bridge crossing the River Loddon would be upgraded and renamed Jubilee Bridge.

To finance these works the council has successfully applied for a £140,000 Sustrans grant, and Taylor Wimpey has offered to pay the bridge repairs costing £30,000. Countryside Access S106 funds have also been earmarked to support the scheme.

First Group has said it will fund the cycle facilities at Twyford Station at a cost of £17,000, and it is hoped the additional funds to extend the link into Dinton will come from the Local Strategic Partnership. If the scheme gets the green light, work could start on the cycle way in September.

The executive will also hear how normal street party fees are being waived for parties held between June 2 and 5. Organisers of the larger events have been offered co-ordinated safety advice from both the emergency services and the council – an approach welcomed by them.

Road closures for street parties are being managed to ensure that a detour is not blocked by another party. In addition, a schedule of public events will be posted on the council’s website nearer the time to help residents decide where they can go to celebrate

More information: www.wokingham.gov.uk

May 27, 2012 |

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