There is a proposal to construct a ‘missing link’ footpath in Hawthorne Avenue.
Some years ago, Council prepared a plan for streets without footpaths. For decades, Council policy has been to provide a footpath at least on one side of a street in quieter areas.
Requests for footpaths come from mothers with prams, walkers and the elderly.
When a path is proposed, all residents should be notified of the plan.
If a significant number of people object, the path might not get built.
Reasons for objection typically include destroying the ‘green’ nature of the street; cost of the footpath (which is not insignificant) and lack of demand.