Taking steps to improve path
Parish council spending £24k on work
PEDESTRIANS are set to benefit after a council agreed to carry out work to improve a footpath across East Common.
Gerrards Cross Parish Council has agreed to spend £24,175 on resurfacing the path across East Common, in order to improve access for pedestrians and wheelchair users.
The council had received some complaints from villagers that the path was in a poor condition and was difficult to navigate, especially for those in wheelchairs.
It meant that access to the opposite side of the common was restricted and that a detour had to
Anything which helps the place look
neater and tidier will help us”
be taken to get around it.
Parish council chairman Chris Brown said: “There had been some problems with it and it was a job that we needed to do, so we’ve agreed to carry out the work.
“Hopefully it should be a lot better once the improvements are made, because we want everyone to enjoy the commons and for them to be in as good condition as possible.”
The work will include timber edgings being used along the sides of the path so that there is a clear boundary between it and the grass, and the path itself will be given a stone finish.
Grass areas next to the path will be re-soiled and seeded.
The improvements to the footpath will help towards the parish council’s bid for success in next year’s best kept village contest.
The parish council has agreed to enter the annual contest and is aiming for the village to be in top condition during the coming months to boost its chances of success.
Mr Brown said: “The best kept village competition is something that can be really positive for Gerrards Cross and the traders here, so anything which helps the place look neater and tidier will help us.”