Store decides to act on concerns over path

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A SUPERMARKET is to put up a barrier in its car park after a resident raised safety concerns.

The Mail reported last month how Harborough man David Lander had written to the new Waitrose store about the lack of a barrier along an inclined pathway near the shop’s car park.

He said it could be hazardous to a child on a bicycle, a wheelchair user or a parent with a pushchair.

And the supermarket has now decided to act on those concerns.

In a letter to Mr Lander last Thursday, the shop’s customer sales and support centre manager Neil Foster said: “Your comments are well-received and I have investigated them with the Harborough branch. I am pleased to advise that contractors have visited the area to make assessments and we plan to have a barrier in place by the end of the week.”

Mr Lander said: “Their prompt and considerate response is to be commended. This small additional feature may save a life – perhaps that of a child.”