A local county councillor has given an update on continuing work for Saundersfoot’s ‘active travel scheme.

Funded by Welsh Government following a successful application by Pembrokeshire County Council, the new schemes will make it easier for people in the community to use active travel in their day-to-day lives.

Over the past month work has been progressing along Fan Road and especially the area near the pond, which has been accessed with the necessary clearance works.

“The ground profile has been adjusted to the formation levels for the new path, with the pond level regulated following the culvert adjustments and reinstatements,” explained county councillor for the seaside village’s south ward Cllr Chris Williams.

“The final fencing, drainage and path construction works will now continue prior to the other works along Fan Road.

“Further works have been completed in the area of Valley Road with this new section of path now awaiting the installation of the priority system.

“This will cut the road down to one lane section of traffic calming. Works near to Bonville’s Court access are advancing with a path created across the junction and within the area of land gained from the holiday park owners.

“Along this location the new path runs inside the existing hedge line which has been shaped into a manageable hedgerow.

“Once this section is complete it is programmed to benefit from additional natural native planning of hazel which creates a suitable habitat for the dormice within this part of Pembrokeshire,” he continued.

During the latter part of February, Cllr Williams met with Welsh Government officers and officials who were visiting the village.

“They were pleased to see the infrastructure which will greatly improve pedestrian and multi user connectivity between the sustainable transport network and the village,” commented Cllr Williams.

“Whilst within the village they were also shown the proposals which are being advanced to feasibility level for Stammers Road, Sandy Hill ‘active travel link’.

“These were again welcomed for the positive nature of the alterations. Once these are at a more advanced stage, they will then be presented to the public,” he added.