Over the past 12 months, the BSDFA has provided regular progress reports on East Herts District Council’s LCWIP project. Having an LCWIP is essential in order to attract central government funding for major walking / cycling infrastructure projects and the lack of one has contributed to our local area missing out on new infrastructure over recent years. The BSDFA was involved as a key stakeholder in the initial consultation and with the help of its members identified over 30 key improvements that we asked to be considered for inclusion in the LCWIP.

It had all gone rather quiet and the second round of public consultation expected for earlier this year didn’t materialise. For whatever reason the project was clearly running behind schedule. However, this week there have been signs of life with the EHDC LCWIP website page (link below) asking local communities to “help identify barriers to, and ways of improving, walking, wheeling and cycling’ in several key areas of the District including Bishop’s Stortford and Sawbridgeworth. Residents are invited to sign up to receive updates and/or take part in a simple on-line activity later this year. It all sounds rather woolly and far removed from the face to face public presentations that we had previously been promised.


The LCWIP is a key development which is also high on the agenda of the Bishop’s Stortford Town Council’s Sustainable Transport sub-committee on which the BSDFA is a co-opted member. We hope to receive an update from the LCWIP team at a future meeting. We’ll keep you updated on any further developments.

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