Path now on firmer foot­ing

Kentish Express Ashford & District - - School Fete -

Res­i­dents gath­ered in Hast­in­gleigh on Sun­day to cel­e­brate the open­ing of a new foot­path which leads to the com­mu­nity play­ing fields.

The path was re­cently resur­faced af­ter a £3,000 National Lot­tery grant and a mem­bers’ grant from Cllr An­drew Wick­ham were awarded to Elm­sted and Hast­in­gleigh Parish Coun­cils, which shares re­spon­si­bil­ity for the path.

Be­fore the ren­o­va­tion of the foot­path, which leads from Bound­ary Lane, The Street, to the recre­ation ground, it was al­most im­pos­si­ble for wheel­chairs and bug­gies to get to the field due to the mud and un­even sur­face.

Tracey Block, the clerk to Brook Parish Coun­cil, said: “The recre­ation ground is used as a football field, bas­ket­ball court and a pic­nic area. With the help of the grant the lane has been ren­o­vated and is now per­fect.”

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Mag­gie Beswick is served a straw­berry tea by Ari­ana and Archie

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