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Footpath to be diverted at Jubilee Playing Field

Footpath to be diverted at Jubilee Playing Field

Work begins soon to install a new 150metre long footpath at Jubilee Playing Field which will mean it will no longer be necessary for walkers, runners and cyclists to have to cut across the skatepark.

The existing footpath leads directly to the skatepark and then stops, starting again at the far side of the skating area. This means users have no choice but to either walk across the skatepark or navigate the grass, which can be particularly tricky for people such as those in mobility scooters or for parents pushing buggies.

The new section of footpath will begin where the existing footpath ends at the start of skatepark and will go out in a 150metre long diversion past the tarmacked Multi Use Games Area (MUGA) before re-joining the existing pathway. There will also be a shorter pathway linking the new footpath to the MUGA.

Cam Parish Council has instructed contractors AP Transport to carry out the work. Work is due to begin on Monday 7 June and will take two to three weeks.

The new pathway will be 1.2metres wide and will include 4-inch drainage pipes. It will have a permeable geotextile membrane to help drainage, structural rigidity and prevent grass growing through the surface.

Barriers will be put up around the working site during construction and users are asked to be considerate during this time.

The footpath work is part of an on-going project by Cam Parish Council which began last Autumn when the entrance was widened. Future plans include fencing the skatepark, creating exciting new play areas for children up to 12-years-old and improving carparking.

Posted: Thu, 03 Jun 2021 11:59 by Jo Lewis

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