WORK to restore a key part of Grappenhall’s heritage is nearing completion.

Warrington Borough Council is carrying out restoration work on the iconic cobbles in the village, on Church Lane.

It has been restricted to the school holidays and is expected to finish around the end of August.

Cllr Ryan Bate (LD – Grappenhall) says, although through traffic has been stopped as a result of the scheme, most of the road is ‘navigable’.

The politician, who is the Liberal Democrat prospective parliamentary candidate for Warrington South, has been pleased with the project.

He said: “It’s great to see the council’s commitment to restoring the cobbles and conserving a key part of heritage for not only the village but the borough as a whole.

“It took many years of negotiating from Liberal Democrat borough and parish councillors to get the necessary investment.

“This is the latest in a multiple-year programme and I continue to be impressed with the quality of work being done.

“Most residents and businesses appreciate the cause of the disruption, however, I have had one or two disturbing comments about parking and overzealous enforcement which I am currently looking into.”