Footbridge between the “Woolpack field” and the Garden Centre: Dobcross update

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At the Oldham Council meeting on Thursday 12th July 2018 Councillor Garth Harkness raised the issue of the footpath at the Garden Centre in Dobcross. Councillor Garth Harkness said: “The Footbridge between the ‘Woolpack field’ and the Garden Centre in Dobcross has been closed for quite some time but residents would very much like to see it re-opened. I am aware that it responsibility of Newbank Garden Centre. The Garden Centre bought the land from the Council in 2001 at an auction sale. “My understanding is that it was closed because the bridge decking is in a poor condition and had flood damage so the Garden Centre closed the path which is on their land. I know that the path is not a definitive right of way. However, there has been a path…
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