The Central Bedfordshire Council has announced the success of its new High Street Print Scheme program, but it seems that the residents of Leighton-Linslade are not so convinced.

Work was completed at the end of August. Corridors and parking spaces have been cleared to allow the application of a layer of black asphalt.

A photo of the new Street Print taken by a reader.

A photo of the new Street Print taken by a reader.

During the last stage of the Street Print process, printing and coloring work was done to make the surface perfectly integrated with the rest of the main street, giving an "old-fashioned, paved" effect.

Councilor Nigel Young, executive member of Highways Delivery and Innovation at CBC, said, "Residents have long been asking for the walkways to be restored in High Street, but we have not been able to get the same pavers; This is often the problem of traditional style paving, so we looked for alternative solutions.

"The material used will age and age as a natural material, so that the newly painted color will fade to match the environment."

The board also noted that Street Print had a durable and safe surface, was cost effective to install, required minimal maintenance, and avoided the risk of falling due to uneven surfaces and weed growth.

However, the residents were not convinced. One reader said, "They apparently removed the handicapped berries from outside Boots.

"I will not shop in this city unless it's something important. Well done, you finally managed to destroy this city!

Another said, "It does not change the impact on the environment. Asphalt does not let the water run, which causes flooding. "

Others told the LBO that it looked "horrible" and "did not fit the existing pavement".

A spokeswoman for the CBC said, "Parking spaces for people with disabilities continue to be placed in a very similar position.

"The coating to mark these berries has not been completed yet, but the signage for them is in place, the coating should be finished this week.

"This underlying drainage system has not changed with the new surface. Excess surface water will drain to the road and will be evacuated by roadside gullies.

"We could no longer get the old pad to match the previous pad. As expected, the new surface will take some time to use and the weather to get closer. "