March 28, 2009
footpath to top of Brent Knoll is officially opened
to the top of Brent Knoll is now a lot easier thanks to the completion
of an £11,000 project to introduce new steps and a footpath.
villagers and councillors held a ribbon cutting ceremony on Saturday
morning (March 28th) to officially open the new route, as pictured
was first to report
last December how a County Council funded scheme was underway
to make the existing muddy path between St Michael's Church to
the top of the Knoll easier to use.
new steps strengthened with wood have been installed from halfway
up to the top, in addition to the clearing of footpaths and hedges.
project is being funded with £6,000 from Somerset County
Council and £5,000 from County Councillor Alan Ham's Community
children from Brent Knoll Primary School - Florence Human, Katie
Thomas and Sebastian Woodward - were chosen to cut the ribbon
on Saturday alongside Brent Knoll Parish Council Chairman Peter
Councillor Bob Filmer, who was at Saturday's event, told Burnham-On-Sea.com:
"Many people walk up the Knoll and enjoy the fresh air and
great views and we've therefore wanted to improve this path for
a long time but have not had the funding."
path was overgrown and access was getting increasingly tricky.
We're over the moon that the work to introduce new steps, clear
scrub and cut back hedges is now complete."
Cllr Peter Osborn added: "There are many people who could
no longer walk up the Knoll because of the state of the path,
but it will soon be accessible to all again. We're grateful to
the County Council, Cllr Ham, landowner Mike Diamond and all the
parishes that supported this scheme."
photos show the official opening of the new Brent Knoll footpath