Work is now underway on restoring a pathway in Netherfield to its former glory.
Gedling Borough Council has been awarded £93,000 to carry out the work to widen and tidy up the 300-metre cinder path which runs from Manvers Street to Ashwell Street in the town.
The funding for the work has been provided by WREN and Gedling Homes.
WREN is a not-for-profit business that awards grants for community, conservation and heritage projects from funds donated by waste and resource management company FCC Environment through the Landfill Communities Fund. It is providing a total of £84,117 towards the project. Gedling Homes, now part of the Jigsaw group, is also providing a contribution of £9,074.28 towards the refurbishment of the walkway.
The new pathway will provide a safer and cleaner access route for pedestrians when accessing the railway station. The path will receive improved lighting and the vegetation in the area will be cut back and tidied.
The path is expected to be finished in April 2019 and the Mayor of Gedling will be hosting an opening ceremony once it is ready.
Leader of Gedling Borough Council, Cllr John Clarke said: “This is great news for residents of Netherfield who live near the cinder path.
“This funding from WREN and Gedling Homes will turn this old unsightly corridor into a nice, clean walking path which will bring to life the history of this cinder path.
“I would like to congratulate everyone involved in securing the funding and I look forward to it opening in the New Year.”