Local contractors have now been invited to tender for the delivery of the work needed. If all goes well, work on site should start in a few months time. We’ll keep you posted about progress and next steps as soon as we have more news.
Proffitts are partnering with Rossendale Borough Council on a project to upgrade the surface of the path running alongside the railway line between the railway station and Aldi. The path at Aldi has been widened and surfaced to give good access for all but as the path nears the railway line, the surface is rutted, uneven and overgrown in places. The volunteers at East Lancashire Railway and Civic Pride Rawtenstall will also be advising as we move forward.
The project will create a fully accessible path for all. It will also include an element of native woodland understorey planting of shrubs, wildflowers ad bulbs to improve the biodiversity along this green corridor.