Screen Shot 2016-03-10 at 14.05.33The entrance to a cul-de-sac in a South Tyneside village is on the road to improvement to help ease access issues and grass verge damage.

South Tyneside Council has made alterations to the kerb line at the entrance to Orchard Gardens in Whitburn Village. The improvements have included widening the road on one side to help prevent damage by heavy vehicles mounting the kerb as they turn into the street. New timber posts will also be installed around the entrance way.

The works have been welcomed by the Whitburn and Marsden ward members, Councillors Peter Boyack, Tracey Dixon and Joyce Welsh.

Councillor Dixon, who is also the Council’s Lead Member for Area Management and Community Safety, said: “We are delighted to see the improvements in this area.

“There had been issues raised over the state of this grass verge. The land was all churned up creating an eyesore, which became worse after periods of bad weather, and there was damage to the kerb, caused by lorries, vans and cars mounting the pavement while making tight turns at this point.

“We hope this enhancement scheme goes some way to help alleviate problems for people living in and visiting this area.”