Local Ward Councillor welcomes work starting on Beeston footpath

Cllr Andrew Scopes stands next to a sign saying works to improve the paths behind Asda on Old Lane in Beeston will take place between 31/07/23 - 17/08/23

Cllr Andrew Scopes has welcomed work beginning to resurface the 700m footpath behind Asda from Cardinal Road to Kingsfield in Beeston. The paths surface muddy in some areas, and was presenting a struggle for some to properly use.

Work has begun this week (31 July 2023) and will take a few weeks, but it is hoped works will be completed before schools go back in September. This will involve establishing a solid base and then overlaying with tarmac, creating a route that will offer a stable walking route for the people of Beeston to use.

As we reported last December, Team Beeston have been campaigning to have these paths improved with the support of Leeds Citizens. The paths first had to be adopted by Leeds City Council, then campaigners secured a pledge from Cllr Helen Hayden (Executive Member for Infrastructure and Climate) to carry out the resurfacing work.

Councillor Andrew Scopes (Labour, Beeston and Holbeck) said:

“This is really great news. Money for work like this has been stretched tightly over the last 13 years, but it’s fantastic that we have managed to get this sorted. I know this is a well used route and its great to see it being brought back to appropriate quality.

“I know this hasn’t just been a priority for me and my ward colleagues Cllr Maloney and Cllr Almass, but for the people of Beeston as well and I would like to give a big thanks to Team Beeston for their involvement. It may not be the biggest scheme the council is delivering, but I really think it’s going to be a huge improvement for local people’s journeys in their day to day lives.

“I’m looking forward to seeing the work being completed this summer.”


This post is based on a press release issued by Cllr Andrew Scopes (Labour, Beeston & Holbeck)

Photo credit: Elizabeth Smith


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