11 Feb Harlow Council keeps up its focus on improving landscaping with underpass programme
A programme is underway to improve landscaping which surrounds the town’s 30 underpasses as part of Harlow Council’s ongoing work to restore pride in the town.
The programme is being carried by the landscape COVID Recovery Support Team set up by HTS and follows a walkabout held by Councillor Nicky Purse in January to identify landscaping which could be improved and tidied up. The programme has started with underpasses around the Town Centre.
Councillor Nicky Purse, cabinet member for environment, said: “As part of our ongoing work to restore pride in our town we are now getting on with the job of improving the landscaping around the entrances of underpasses. On our visit back in January we saw a lot of overgrown weeds and bushes surrounding underpasses, which needs tidying up. Although the council is not responsible for the actual maintenance of underpasses, we are in charge of the landscaping and I am pleased to see HTS starting this programme to tidy up and improve these areas.
“Underpasses and cycle tracks are used daily by walkers, runners and cyclists and our work is a small part of trying to tidy up these areas and make them look better. We are also working with Essex County Council to ensure that the underpasses are regularly maintained with issues such as broken pavements, potholes on the cycle tracks and broken lights prioritised for repair.”