Lights needed on footpath

Tillie Woolliscroft (Matlock Mercury, December 8) is quite correct about the lack of lighting on the new footpath from Sheriff Fields to the new Arc Leisure centre.

This omission had been pointed out to me by several residents and I had already written to the director of community services at Derbyshire Dales District Council when I saw Tillie’s excellent letter.

I asked if a solution can be found to this problem, pointing out that we want to encourage as many people as possible, including children, to walk to the Arc. I await a reply from the council.

Additionally, I have also sent a lengthy list to the council of other outstanding issues at the Arc and Dimple Fields, following a detailed inspection of the site with Cllr David Barker.

I will also continue to press for replacement play facilities to be provided on the fields.

Cllr Sue Burfoot

Town and district councillor

All Saints’ Ward