By all accounts New Road in Kilcock has been a disaster area for motorists, pedestrians and shop owners alike for the last 6 months as the council set about digging up Kilcock’s roads and just as we thought it was all over… digging them up all over again.
Finally it seems the pipes have been laid correctly and the monster trucks, ugly fencing and traffic chaos have disappeared from the town center. And they have resurfaced a small strip of the New Road very nicely indeed, replete with shiny white road markings and all. And before you all say – “Well it’s about bloody time!!” and “When will they be doing the rest of the roads??”, let us just rejoice in this small victory and celebrate the new ‘smooth as a baby’s bottom’ road surface!
Celebrating a return to normality the New Road businesses took it upon themselves to open New Road on Thursday evening. Coleen Vorster from BuySAfrica provided the wine reception and sausage sizzle for the shop owners and guests – including Dorothy Daniels from Dorothy’s Hair Salon, Brendan from Alpine Dry Cleaning, Tara Lane from Harmony Holistic and locals Aileen Billington and Rosemary Sheridan. A resounding cheer with a white wine toast saw the road officially opened. Says Coleen:
“BuySAfrica would like to thank Ward & Burke for the very professional finish they have given to New Road. It really is a New Road now and looking very smart. We can now boast on having the best road in Kilcock!! I think I also speak on behalf of the other business in New Road as well as the residents. I’m quite sure all the commuters using New Road are also very grateful. Thanks Guys!! ‘
Good on you Coleen! And as always readers… Real shoppers do it locall!