Our England North team celebrated improvements to the Trans Pennine Trail between Bentley Park and Shaftholme Lane. We were joined by Doncaster Council at an event at Bentley Park on Saturday 26 June 2021.
The event was held to celebrate the completion of 3km of improved surface, as well as access improvements on the Trans Pennine Trail.
About the event
Councillor Jane Nightingale, Cabinet Member for Corporate Resources at Doncaster Council cut the ribbon on the route, alongside members of our team and local volunteers.
There were free activities for all the family in Bentley Park, including cycling lessons, a chance to try out adapted bikes, free bike maintenance, a tree ID walk and bird box painting.
The event was held to celebrate the completion of 3km of improved surface and access improvements on the Trans Pennine Trail, making it more accessible for everyone.
The £400,000 project was delivered by Doncaster Council, with funding secured by us from the Department for Transport.
Easier for everyone to use
Sarah Bradbury, our Senior Project Officer said:
“The improvements that have been made to the Trans Pennine Trail between Bentley and Shaftholme make it easier for everyone to use this section of the trail.
"It's now safe and easy for people, whether using a wheelchair, pushing a pushchair, on a bike, or riding a horse."
Future upgrades planned for Doncaster
Ros Jones, Mayor of Doncaster, said:
“I am delighted we have completed these improvements to this section of the Trans Pennine Trail in Bentley.
"It is another important scheme in Doncaster which enables our residents and visitors to discover the wonderful green spaces and wildlife we have across the borough.
"It also encourages people to get active and supports our plans to Get Doncaster Moving.
“We plan to continue to upgrade cycling and walking trails across Doncaster to inspire more active travel and make them available for all to enjoy."
Gillian Ivey, Chair of the Trans Pennine Trail Partnership said:
“This latest phase of works in Doncaster has really shown what can be achieved through partnership working.
"It’s wonderful to see Sustrans as a national organisation supporting the Trans Pennine Trail’s partnership’s initiative to improve accessibility in terms of surfacing and access controls."
Local volunteers look after the route
Our team are holding monthly volunteer tasks on the Trans Pennine Trail between Bentley and Shaftholme.
Activities include wildflower planting, litter picking, and more.
To find out more about volunteering on the Trans Pennine Trail please email firstname.lastname@example.org.