Work continues on developing Saundersfoot’s ‘active travel link’ scheme for the seaside village.

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

County councillor for the south ward, Cllr Chris Williams has provided residents with an update, after holding various meetings to discuss issues recently, and the project underway to connect parts of the village.

“Regarding Fan Road, the communication from Pembrokehire County Council has been welcomed and relaying that communication is key for residents. The contractors are continuing the works and PCC are pleased with the progress made to date on all the programmes,” he said.

There is a new site compound established at Bonville’s Court Caravan Park. There has been full cooperation with the owner, Mr Davies, and that’s why the development is advancing as set out in the programme of works.

“Further works along Fan Road have been undertaken to improve drainage and earth works in advance of the shared path construction. To date over 150 metres of path edgings have been constructed ready for tarmac surface to be installed over the next few weeks.

“Other programme of works include the train station access and site clearance down to the Fan Road junction.”

On the Valley Road, Incline Way, Ridgeway junction, Cllr Williams said that works are programmed for this footpath to commence this month.

He said that letters will be sent out to adjacent properties warning of disruption in this area, with works to be carried out as quickly as possible.

“I have had further meetings on the discussions regarding Sandy Hill Road – designs have been developed and consultation has already commenced where required, to create a safer active travel route on the length of this road,” he continued.

“Previously I have highlighted my concerns on this road and the number of cars parking on pavements.

“I hope to continue to talk further with the PCC Highway engineers on implementing the safer active travel link, with potentially another traffic calming measure at the top of Sandy Hill Road to slow vehicles entering the village.

“On Milford Street – plans are underway to construct two new disabled bays on this road. I strongly felt that there was inadequate parking on flat ground in the village for disabled drivers.

“To start by having two spaces is definitely the way forward and I will continue to look at other areas of the village that would benefit from disabled parking but also, having 30 minute bays.

“Works are planned for the end of November due to the contractor’s availability. It is hoped that this will be finished during December,” added Cllr Williams.

Valley Road from its junction with Fan Road/The Ridgeway, west to its junction with Incline Way will be closed for seven nights from Monday, January 8, so works can be carried out at the junction.

The alternative route will be Fan Road, B4316 Saundersfoot to Pentlepoir road, A478 Kilgetty to Saundersfoot road and Valley Road.

Pedestrian access will be maintained.