Working in collaboration with National Highways, the M2 junction 5 team has supported Newington Parish Council with an important project - to make their village pavilion more accessible. The team have constructed a long-waited new footpath and access ramp to enable people with disabilities, mobility issues and young families’ greater access.
During the winter months access to the pavilion remained an issue, the grass would have become muddy and slippery and accessibility had to close as it was deemed too unsafe.
The team worked together to construct a new footpath and ramp providing access to the pavilion all year round!
The footpath and ramp access will allow more people from the community to benefit from the facilities and services the pavilion has to offer, including classes, children’s birthday parties and community meetings.
Stephen Harvey, Councillor, Newington Parish Council said:
“Newington Parish Council has spent a lot of money and effort upgrading the interior of our Pavilion at the Newington Recreation Ground. Access has remained a problem, especially in wet or wintry weather when the grass is muddy and slippery".
"Newington Parish Council is very grateful to GRAHAM and National Highways. We now have a new concrete path around the building with a ramp to the main entrance. This means the Pavilion is accessible to everyone and in all weathers. The work is especially appreciated by those with mobility problems and anyone using a wheelchair or children’s push chair.”
You can find out more about the M2 junction 5 improvement scheme on National Highways webpage.