£34,000 to widen Market Street path

The cost to widen a footpath on Pocklington’s Market Street has been estimated at about £34,000.

The work is expected to take three to four weeks to complete, but this will be dependent on the weather. East Riding Council’s plans have caused concern among some shopkeepers, as revealed in last week’s Post, who fear it may lose them custom by preventing vehicles parking outside their businesses. A council spokesperson said: “There will be no road closures and disruption will be kept to a minimum. The start date will be early in the New Year, the work is scheduled to be completed by the end of March at the latest. The council will write to local businesses nearer the time with information about the start date.”