School Lane – Back Lane Footpath: Major Cutback and Clearance

Over the first three weekends in May a group of volunteers did a major cutback and clearance of the vegetation along the 60m (120′) of the school boundary in School Lane. The result is the resurrection of part of the concrete pavement which runs all the way from the school to Chestnut Close (apart from the grassy section between the bollards).

 This is part of a wider Parish Council project to rehabilitate the School Lane – Back Lane footpath as a pleasant and safe walking route, and especially as an alternative route to school for children living in Chestnut Close, The Elms and other properties in the south east of the village. Regular cutting of the grassy section between the bollards has already begun.

 Later stages of the project will involve clearing the concrete pavement at the Chestnut Close end and, hopefully, laying some new planings between the bollards. If you would be willing to spend an hour or two helping out with this very worthwhile venture, please contact Rebecca Ridley (870109), or leave contact details below. Many hands really do make light work.

 In the meantime, many thanks to Brian and Arthur Sewell, Lucian Hatfield, Jenny Julien, Patrick Miller, Johnny Owen Jones, Andy Renton, and especially Michael Hendy who disposed of the resulting mountain range of cuttings and earth.
Volunteers hard at work:
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