Community Woodland path works to begin

Surfacing works are due to begin this week at the Community Woodland, Townsend Way to further improve access for local people.

Paths throughout this woodland site were surfaced last year thanks to a grant from Malvern Hills District Council. The £40,995 funding from Section 106 money, is paid by developers as part of legal agreements linked to planning applications.

This autumn, some sections of the paths will be dressed with finer material to provide a smoother, more accessible surface. Whilst work is underway, some areas will be closed to the public for their safety whilst stone is being laid.  Please use alternative routes during this time and follow any instructions given by contractors for safety.

Beck Baker, Community and Conservation Officer said "The access improvements made last year provided a solid path through the woodland giving people the opportunity to access and explore this woodland all year round. Prior to this work, some areas of the woodland were becoming impassable during the winter following wet weather.  We're now laying a final surface dressing in some areas to provide a smoother surface and provide access for a wider range of visitors, including those using mobility scooters or with pushchairs."

Access improvements in the woodland have also included the installation of a new bridge to link paths at the southern end of the woodland with the Community Orchard.  Benches have been installed to provide places of rest for visitors and further benches and visitor interpretation are expected this year.