Helenslee cemetery footpath needed



Residents at the Helenslee Road development in Pokeno have expressed concern at the lack of a footpath in front of the cemetery, opposite Munro Rd.

The new houses surround the cemetery and the developer has ensured there is plenty of room for pedestrians to walk safely on all its streets. The missing pathway is hampering avid walkers, some of whom also worry about their safety on that bit of road, especially since the cemetery is situated opposite Munro Rd.
A complete footpath right around will enable them the walk a circuit in safety. They may have to wait a while for the work to be done.
“Council’s planning engineers have identified the need for a footpath alongside the new cemetery which will provide linkage within the existing Pokeno footpath network.
“Footpath construction at the location described will form part of a much larger road reconstruction project, namely, the future reconstruction of the Helenslee Road / Munro Road intersection,” said Mr Tim Harty, General Manager Service Delivery of the Waikato District Council. This work will be programmed into the current Long Term Plan (2015-25) work schedule and done over the next three years.

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