Lovers Lane reopens today following long-awaited boundary wall repair

Date published: 19 February 2021


It's been tagged 'The Great Wall of Grasscroft' - and it has now been restored to its former glory as Lovers Lane in Grasscroft, running from Platting Road to Burnedge Lane, reopens today (Friday).

It had taken TWO YEARS of legal wrangling to repair the boundary wall of its frustrated Saddleworth homeowner.

Paul Errock, managing director of a Lees-based construction firm, said the wall was damaged in November 2018 by an Oldham council 36-tonne road planer during road re-surfacing to Lovers Lane.

However, council repair work began on January 11 and has now been completed.

Local councillor Max Woodvine said: "The wall fell down years ago and it was a surprise when I heard they were closing the road to rebuild it.

"They’ve done a good job, though. It’s like brand new.

"It is an almost ancient wall dating back many centuries so it is great that it has finally been rebuilt."


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