CAMPAIGNERS for a ramp to be installed in an Oswestry town centre market car park have welcomed a continued commitment to ensure it is built.

It was confirmed in January this year that Knockin-based building company Pave Aways has successfully won the contract – put out by Oswestry Town Council – to build the ramp at the Horsemarket.

But with the work not yet started, one of the original campaigners for the ramp, Pam Ingrey alongside fellow petitioner Kim Tunnadine, admitted she was losing faith in the ramp ever being built and approached The Advertizer to find out why.

However, with both the town council and Paveaways stating the hold-up is down to minor planning issues and their intention to carry out the work, Pam admitted she was relieved to hear.

"We approached the Tizer because it's been a long time," she said.

"But we've very excited that the work is going to be done.

"I'm nearly 70 and while I'm good on my feet, not everyone is. It is impossible to get a pushchair up there and there are lots of people on the nearby estate who rise scooters.

"They have to go to ridiculous lengths and directions to get where they are going to.

"We're pleased that council is still very much committed to it."

Oswestry Town Council clerk Arren Roberts said: "The council is committed to the delivery of the project and has appointed a contractor to undertake the work.

"One or two minor reserved planning matters have taken some time to resolve but we are hopeful that work will start soon and are liaising with our appointed contractor."

A Pave Aways spokesman added: “We are awaiting updated drawings and the relevant approvals from the highways team and conservation officer on planning and material matters.

"As soon as those matters have been resolved we can start.”