Who will make safe Huntingdon’s slippery slope?

IT is one of the few gradients in Huntingdon town centre – but no one wants to take ownership of the slippery slope.

IT is one of the few gradients in Huntingdon town centre – but no one wants to take ownership of the slippery slope.

While shoppers risk broken limbs negotiating the slope between the original Chequers Court development and the 10-year-old extension that includes Sainsbury’s and Wilkinsons, no one seems to accept responsibility for salting the area.

Churchmanor Estates, which owns the Chequers Court development, says it is the responsibility of the highway authority.

Not so, says Cambridgeshire County Council. It accepts responsibility for Chequers Walk as far as the Brampton Pie Shop. “Beyond that the square is the developer’s,” a spokesman insisted.

If neither of those, could it be in Huntingdonshire District Council’s bailiwick? Certainly not, a spokesman insisted. Try the county or Churchmanor.

Huntingdon’s Town Clerk Karen Cameron was certain that CCC had owned the need to keep the slope and steps clear when the issue was raised last winter.

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Does any Hunts Post reader know the answer? Or will some public-spirited trader throw some salt on the icy slope to keep the customers safe?

If you think you know the answer, write to Slippery Slope, c/o The Editor, The Hunts Post, 300 High Street, Huntingdon PE29 3TB or e-mail editor@huntspost.co.uk

Note: One community-minded company has already stepped forward - see next week’s Hunts Post for details.

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