New path is a step in the right direction
Residents are celebrating the completion of work on a new footpath connecting two villages.
People living in Anstey and Thurcaston previously had to walk along a grass verge to get between the two villages.
Now, thanks to a group of hard-working volunteers, a new connecting footpath has been created off Cropston Road.
The work has been funded thanks to a £9,311 grant from Leicestershire County Council's Big Society fund, with Anstey and Thurcaston parish councils contributing £1,000 as well.
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Blake Pain, the county council's Big Society spokesman, said: "This is another outstanding example of the Big Society grant aiding local communities to take responsibility for a local issue, while also helping to demonstrate real community action."
Previously, residents had to go via Cropston to walk between the two villages.
The new footpath, along Anstey Lane, now provides a direct pedestrian route.
For more information about the Big Society Grant Fund, call 0116 305 7269 or go to the website: