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Unsightly paving drives Inveresk villagers crazy

Councillor John Caldwell at the entrance to Lewisvale Park in Musselburgh

Councillor John Caldwell at the entrance to Lewisvale Park in Musselburgh

A campaign by residents in Inveresk Village appears to have paved the way for restoration work at the main entrance to Lewisvale Park.

Musselburgh councillor John Caldwell has joined locals in welcoming the reinstatement of an attractive cobblestone pathway which, until recently, greeted visitors to the town’s main park.

The stones – depicting a series of rainbows in a radial design – were laid almost a decade ago when the park underwent a £300,000 refurbishment.

But the entrance was recently dug up, when power cables where laid for the new Pinkie Mains development, and the stonework was never properly reinstated.

Inveresk Village Society and Musselburgh Conservation Society were concerned that the makeshift and unsightly repair could become a permanent feature.

Stephen Edwards, a resident in the village and committee member of both societies, was among those pressing East Lothian Council to take action – preferably during the summer months while the park could still be enjoyed at its best.

Full story in this week’s Musselburgh News and East Lothian News, on sale now.

 

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