Local Motion, South Durham and Darlington’s sustainable transport project, is inviting residents, businesses and shoppers in Newton Aycliffe to join an organised walkabout and voice their opinions on getting around Newton Aycliffe on foot.
The walk around Newton Aycliffe will take place on Saturday 21 November, starting at 11am from Newton Aycliffe Library. The walkabout will take in routes to the town centre and will conclude with refreshments at 12 noon. The walkabout is open to all ages and everyone is welcome.
The walkabout will form a Community Audit and will hopefully help identify any barriers to walking, contributing towards a package of measures to improve the walking environment in the area. Anyone who takes part in the walk will be encouraged to have their say on how they feel the paths and walkways can be improved.
Living Streets, the UK charity for everyday walking, will be running the audits on behalf of Local Motion which is supported by Durham County Council.
Councillor Neil Foster, Durham County Council’s Cabinet member for economic regeneration and culture, said: “It’s vital that Newton Aycliffe town centre has great pedestrian access. The more accessible the town is by foot the better it is for residents, visitors and local businesses. We hope these audits will give us a real sense of what improvements residents of Newton Aycliffe would like to see.”