At 10 am on Thursday 22 November 2018, Sheila Matthews, former District & Parish Councillor, cut the ribbon to officially open the new Link Road.

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Sheila Matthews, 2nd left, cutting the tape with the help of Mike Morgan. Malcolm Eastwood, Parish Council Chairman, is on the extreme left, and Gavin Sargent on the far right next to Billy Miness, Site Manager of J T Mackley

This Road will relieve traffic congestion in and around Northcroft, Fabians Way and Church Street and provide relief for the residents who have waited for 25 years for it to be built. It will provide alternative access to the Leisure Centre and St Peter's school which will alleviate the traffic problems experienced at peak times by both residents and road users.

Incorporated in the design are:

  • 32 additional parking spaces on east side of Henfield Leisure Centre
  • resurfacing and low-level bollard style lighting along the footpath which runs through the cemetery immediately adjacent to the new road
  • a cycleway which will also accommodate, pushchairs, prams and scooters along the Parsonage track which runs parallel to the cemetery

The cost of the work has been funded by Section 106 monies allocated when the third phase of St Peter’s Meadow development was constructed. The architect for the project was Gavin Sargent and the construction work was carried out by J T Mackley.

The Press Release from the Parish Council can be seen here.