Some time ago, I asked the City Council to tidy the overgrown, litter-strewn area at the top of Ford’s Lane, south of the Pennycook Lane car park. I am pleased to say it has since been nicely tidied – see below :
Residents, including members of the Sinderins and Pennycook Courts Residents’ Association, have pointed out to me that the foliage from the trees to the sides of Ford’s Lane is now very overgrown – see right.
Given this is right above the public footway, the extent of the foliage makes the footpath at this location extremely dark at night.
I have therefore asked the City Council to take steps to have it trimmed back.
Lastly, following residents’ concerns about the lack of a handrail in Pennycook Lane (east side next to sheltered housing) I have raised this with the City Council’s Planning & Transportation Department. Following my request, a similar handrail in nearby Ford’s Lane has been welcomed by residents and a handrail in Pennycook Lane would make a difference in the icy weather.