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Temporary closure of section of Freshford/Avoncliff footpath

posted 7 Jul 2015, 02:13 by Parish Council Communications

B&NES have notified us that the improvement works to the above public footpath are due to start late August/September this year. 

The section of path affected is where Avoncliff Wood comes down to the bank of the River Avon for 100m or so from the eastern corner of Ham Field (across the River Frome from The Inn).

The works are to restore the existing surface of the footpath at this stage and will include:

  • widening the footpath wherever possible by cutting back side vegetation
  • removing the large tree root ball which is in danger of falling onto the surface of the footpath
  • installing gabion baskets on sections which are falling away into the river 
  • and work to improve drainage.

As this footpath is prone to flooding a survey will be carried out later in the year to establish what could be done to improve the surface and the likely cost of this work.

The notice of closure on the footpath lasts for six months from 1st August 2015, but it is anticipated that the footpath will only actually be closed for 2 weeks during this period to carry out the works.