Right path for common good
Village public areas given revamp
WORK has taken place around a village to improve people’s access to its commons and other public areas.
The improvements have been taking place in Gerrards Cross since the end of last year and are designed to help make it easier for people of all ages to enjoy areas such as East and West Common as well as the Camp.
Among the work which has been carried out by the parish council is an extension of West Common path over the nearby bus turning circle grassed area, which has made a safe crossing people to get to East Common on the other side of Packhorse Road.
The path itself has also been resurfaced to make it easier to traverse following requests from frequent users of the areas. Also, the entrance to the Camp, an area of public land near Valley Way, has been upgraded, with steps being resurfaced in order to encourage more people to use the area by making access to it easier for the.
Parish councillor Jennifer Woolveridge, said: “The paths are now in a much better condition than they were, which very good news.
“The work has been carried out and it’s a big improvement. We want as many people as possible to use the commons so the fact that the paths are now in better condition will hopefully mean that will happen.”
A new bench has also been installed on the corner of Oak End Way and Marsham Lane.
The parish council is hoping to carry out further improvements in the coming months in preparation for its bid to be named as one of the best kept villages in Bucks.