New footpath to improve access for Corby food store

Corby councillors Ray Beeby and Bob Eyles, Aldi representative Joshua Wright and a local resident making use of the new path
Corby councillors Ray Beeby and Bob Eyles, Aldi representative Joshua Wright and a local resident making use of the new path

A new footpath will provide better access for shoppers going to their local Aldi food store.

Disabled residents and those who prefer to walk can now use the new footpath in place at the Aldi store in Corby.

We are always happy to listen to suggestions of ways to improve our stores from people in the communities in which we operate

Josh Wright

It allows people to arrive at Aldi via a new entrance in Rockingham Road, which has been created for pedestrians.

By creating easier access to the store, the new path will not only make it more accessible for the disabled but will also hopefully encourage more people to take the healthier and greener option of leaving the car at home, choosing to walk instead.

Local councillor, Ray Beeby, initially put the proposal forward to Aldi after the issue was raised by residents.

He said: “This was a proposal put forward after realising that the Aldi store was a difficult place to access for our disabled residents, who before could only access the store via the entrance of the car park, which can often be busy with vehicles due to the shop being located on a main road and next door to a petrol station.

“Thanks must go to Aldi for being so proactive in providing the new footpath and hopefully, this new access route will welcome more customers to the extremely affordable and convenient store.”

Josh Wright, area manager at Aldi, said: “We are always happy to listen to suggestions of ways to improve our stores from people in the communities in which we operate.

“We’ve worked closely with Cllr Beeby and the council on this proposal, which we hope will encourage even more Corby residents to visit their local Aldi store.”