Tag: Nuneaton and Bedworth Borough Council

Access road secured with a closed yellow metal gate

Council agree to replace inaccessible barrier

In May this year, Nuneaton and Bedworth Borough Council started shutting an inaccessible barrier across the access road to its Museum and Art Gallery/Registry Office and main town centre park, Riversley Park. This created an obstruction on a National Cycle Network route. Now, the Council have agreed to implement an accessible solution!

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Bedworth Leisure Centre

Does the new Bedworth Physical Activity Hub properly enable sustainable travel?

In the town of Bedworth, plans are well underway to replace its aging leisure centre with a new Physical Activity Hub, a new centre that will offer enhanced services with greater integration into its site on the edge of the Miners’ Welfare Park. With the design comes a stated objective to enable sustainable travel choices – walking/wheeling, cycling, and public transport – but there’s a problem.

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The Sanctuary in Bedworth's Miners' Welfare Park - a 22 metre high wooden temple-like structure which will be burnt in a ceremony marking the shared losses from the global pandemic.

Lack of Cycle Routes Bites Bedworth

On Saturday 28 May, Bedworth Miners’ Welfare Park plays host to a ceremonial burning as an act of memorial and reflection on the losses caused by the global pandemic. The Sanctuary is a large temple-like wooden structure, intricately carved, and inscribed with handwritten messages of remembrance, and has attracted widespread attention. The event is expected to draw large crowds and as a result, the local Borough Council has warned about road closures and congestion.

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A yellow barrier across an accesss road to Nuneaton's Registry Office. To the left of the barrier are two black bollards. There is a pavement to the left of the road, and a grass buffer between the two. Next to the barrier is a sign that reads "Barrier will be closed at 5pm".

Council Shuts the Gate on Cycle Route

Nuneaton and Bedworth Borough Council has announced on social media that it will begin securing an access road against motor traffic outside of the opening hours of Nuneaton’s Registry Office. At 5pm every night, a gate will be shut, closing off the road leading from the ring road. However, this access road also forms part of a safe off-road cycle route between the town centre and the Whitestone area of town – part of National Cycle Network Route 52.

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Riversley Park Footbridge

New bridge for Nuneaton’s Riversley Park

As part of wider planned improvements to Nuneaton’s main park, the existing wooden footbridge that crosses the River Anker between the Museum and Sainsbury’s is set to be replaced. A new, wider structure will open up the route for pedestrians and cyclists where currently riding cycles is legally questionable and space to do so is extremely limited.

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Railway Themed K-Frame Barrier on Weddington Walk

NBBC – Remove Your Restrictions!

With Sustrans wanting to improve its National Cycle Network including through the removal of discriminatory obstructions that hinder legitimate access, it would be nice if Nuneaton & Bedworth Borough Council would get on board with improving the sections of routes that it controls. Too many obstructions exist on the likes of Weddington Walk, Wembrook Trail, and access to the Coventry

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