Announcing plans for a temporary footbridge for Tadcaster, Nigel Adama MP today said:
“I’m delighted to confirm that a site to erect a temporary footbridge in Tadcaster has been secured on the downstream side of the existing bridge. The bridge will be accessed from the Selby District Council car park on the east side and from Tadcaster Town Council land on the west.
This is great news for the town’s residents and traders, especially after a difficult few days trying to secure a site on the upstream side of the bridge. I would like to thank all the local councils and the County Council, along with Matthew Gore of Tadcaster Albion FC, for showing what true cooperation and community spirit can do at a time of need.
I have spoken with a number of residents and traders this morning who are delighted by the news and have also heard from the Prime Minister, whose officials spoke with the Brewery earlier this week, and he is extremely pleased that the town will get its much needed footbridge.
Work has started clearing the site for the footbridge, tons of material is expected to arrive on site later today and the County Council’s contractors are hopeful that the bridge could be erected in as little as 3 weeks.
Tadcaster has been through a lot over the last few weeks but the town will bounce back and this news is definitely a step in the right direction.”