Snakemoor Nature Reserve
Aston Sandford Church
St Mary's Centre
By Haddenham Webteam - 13th July 2018 4:45pm
Regular readers will know that a number of residents of Willis Road have been concerned to protect the public footpath that runs across the rear of their properties, skirting the northern edge of the Dandara (Aston Road-Glebe) development site.
Although opinions differ a little, there is a general desire among those residents to keep the footpath as "rural" and "natural" as possible. If it cannot be kept as a natural fieldpath without a surface covering, a suggestion was made that a 'Hoggin' surface could be laid — see previous report
A meeting was held with the Dandara project manager at the site office on Wednesday 11th July, attended by six residents of Willis Road, David Truesdale (Chairman of Haddenahm Parish Council) and the editor of this website.
At that meeting it was very clear that Dandara would be more than happy to lay a Hoggin surface. The project manager also stated his desire to keep the laid surface down to just a 1.2 metre width — leaving a natural edge bordering the rear garden perimeters along Willis Road.
However, it was noted that the Rights of Way Officer at Bucks County Council is insisting on the path being finished with a tarmac surface. There is also the possibility that BCC will insist on a laid path that is wider than strongly preferred by residents and the Chairman of HPC.
As a fall-back position, HPC is now lobbying for a 'sealed gravel' surface or (if the final surface has to be tarmac by BCC dictat) that it is finished in a light (buff) coloured suface. The Chairman of HPC is also supportive of limiting the width of the path surface to 1.2m
popular recent storiesAlso in the news
About a month ago a situation occurred in Haddenham Village Hall which made me appreciate several things, the most important of which is how precious life is.I and several friends do line dancing classes in the hall on a Thursday night and about an hour into the class two friends went out to the toilet. We were suddenly aware of a call for help. One of the dancers had suddenly collapsed and...
Robyn Thorogood writes...Towersey Morris are holding a Taster Workshop on Monday on 4th November 2019 at 8.00pm. This your chance to have a go at Morris Dancing and see why we enjoy it. To be held in the Three Horseshoes Pub Barn in Towersey.For more information, please email: t...
Chiltern Railways has advised customers travelling on the weekend of the 19th and 20th of October that there will be engineering works taking place between London Marylebone and Bicester.As a result, the line will be closed at various points and all journeys on Chiltern Railways services will be affected.Some late-night trains on Friday 18th October will also be impacted, with the 00:20...