In yellow shows access to Broad Street from the canalResidents are being asked for their views on plans to replace a bridge adjacent to West Park, in Long Eaton.

Erewash Borough Council have been provisionally awarded funding as part of the Long Eaton Town Deal to replace the pedestrian bridge over the canal that links Broad Street and West Park.

The proposal is to remove the 100-year-old bridge and replace it with a new, wider bridge with lower ramp gradients and improved clearance of both the towpath and canal.

A public consultation aims to obtain the thoughts of the community on the proposal to replace the existing bridge with a new bridge from West Park to the towpath.

Councillor Michael Powell, Lead Member for Regeneration and Planning, says:

“I would encourage people who live in Long Eaton, and those who visit the park, to take part in this consultation. The current bridge presents a number of challenges for users and we are keen to get people’s feedback so that the replacement bridge can meet people’s needs.”

The public consultation is open until March 19. Have your say by taking part in the survey at Paper copies will be available at Long Eaton Town Hall, library and West Park Leisure Centre.

The Long Eaton Town Deal will see almost £25 million of Government funding go towards numerous projects which will benefit the town and community. More information can be found at

The next meeting of the Long Eaton Town Deal Board will take place on Friday February 24 at 9.30am and will be streamed live on YouTube.

The image shows the footpath to Broad Street, marked in yellow.