BETTER disabled access, an outdoor community gym and more walking routes - a town councillor shares the council's plans for 2022.

Mark Wilson, Ulverston Town Councillor and South Lakeland District Council, has revealed what projects Ulverston Town Council are planning for 2022.

Among these is increasing the number of bike racks around the town, making Ulverston station more disabled-friendly and opening an outdoor community gym.

He said: “Looking always towards the future the council has agreed to press ahead with our own schemes and those with partners.

“We wish to continue operating the Gill WC facility even though a grant from South Lakeland District Council has ceased.

“We continue to support extra cleaning at Market Hall to help keep those facilities Covid safe.

“We hope to restore the community WC arrangements in 2022.

“Tree maintenance on the UTC allotments will be a big topic in 2022.

“We have a number of trees which need to be closely looked at.

“We hope to see action on The Gill Banks and other areas in terms of tree planting"

Cllr Wilson added: "Several Councillors have outlined projects that are moving ahead to create a youth council who can assist the ‘senior’ partner in thinking out and planning for intergenerational approaches to future plans.

"The Environmental Sustainability group will continue with joint meetings to create a reading group as well as to continue to support environmental grants to local organisations.

"Ulverston has a recent history of being a ‘healthy town’ we hope to proceed with this groundbreaking work as we move into a new unitary authority which will allow us to help to support health authority bodies to ensure all people to access the full range of health services.

"There are plans to increase the number of bike racks around town as cycling becomes more popular,

"The first stages of an outdoor community gym are to be arranged at Ford Park.

"UTC is hoping to commence a project to add a walking route along the Track Bed from the Canal to Next Ness and then on to Greenodd.

"This has been a long time in the making but we have many interested parties and opportunities to gain grant funding."

Cllr Wilson also shared hopes to build better crossing points at Ulverston Station to help assist wheelchair users.

He said: "Partner-based projects are being organised with Cumbria County Council to use ‘environment grants’ from Government to improve footpaths close to the SLDC depot and towards the canal.

"With rail bodies we shall hope to see the first steps to build in better crossing points to platform two to assist wheelchair and those with other mobility issues to be able to access trains from Ulverston.

"The Borderlands project will announce the major impacts that this place programme will have in assisting the town, its industries and the cultural offers that various groups are proposing."