A GREEN footpath has been branded ‘disgusting’ after locals compared the color of the paint to ‘Shrek’.
Councilor Louie O’Leary has slammed the rough color of the seaside town’s historic harbor in Weymouth, Dorset.
Angry locals are begging the council to change the path’s color again, with some calling the “puke green” sidewalk “disgusting”.
The trail is part of a seven-month project to revitalize and improve the street scene, but many have opposed the decision to paint it green.
Cllr O’Leary said: “I raised the Shrek-colored wharf with the cabinet member for highways. It is disgusting.
“I was the only member of the South and West Area Planning Committee to vote against the current port program last year, and I feel very empowered.
“But if we want it, we’ll make the best of it.”
Other unimpressed locals have blasted it as a “playground” and questioned why they’ve been banned from making their own improvements.
Local Aaron Grant Jones said: “You can’t modernize your windows there, but you can paint the pavement puke green? Solid logic.”
Jane Long added, “Our beautiful work haven looks like a playground.”
Another Weymouth resident joked: “When they said they wanted everyone and everything to go green, someone on the council took the idea pretty literally.”
William Evans said: “I walked along it yesterday. It was hideous, incredibly uninviting.”
Other locals have said it ruins the port’s historic look, and Stuart Law added: “It doesn’t befit a historic port in any way.
“The Council has breached its own protected area rules by not substituting like for like.”
But not everyone agreed with Cllr O’Leary, with others saying it didn’t look bad and would “upgrade” the area.
It’s not the first time the council has been criticized for making “ghastly” changes to the port.
Officials came under fire in April last year after they installed new safety rails to stop people falling into the water, which some said looked like cheap scaffolding poles.
‘DOG GREEN PAVEMENT’
Many expressed anger that this would put an end to the age-old tradition of people sitting on the harbor wall to eat fish and chips and crabs being prevented from dangling their lines in the water.
Weymouth Harbor was founded in the 12th century in what is now the old town of the seaside resort.
During World War II, “small ships” left the quay to assist in the evacuation of Dunkirk, and thousands of troops embarked there on landing craft for D-Day.
The route for the new footpaths was closed for months and the site turned into a construction site during the work.
The work program began last October and included sidewalk widening and renewal, curb realignment, road renewal and the installation of new drainage channels.
But the project is behind schedule and is expected to be completed by May 27.
Dorset Council said it will be installing benches along the harbor footpath, putting up signs, replacing bollards and completing the lining work over the next month.
https://www.the-sun.com/news/5244593/pavement-green-shrek-disgusting-cant-stand-it/ Our sidewalk is so green it looks like SHREK… it’s disgusting and we can’t stand it