to start on £28,000 extension to River Brue footpath in
is to begin this month on building a new £28,000 extension
to the footpath that runs alongside the River Brue in Highbridge.
new route for pedestrians and cyclists will fill in the 'missing
link' in the path on the north side of the River Brue between
Alexander Court, near the Highbridge Hotel, and the railway station.
on building the new path is scheduled to begin on September 9th
and be complete within four weeks.
missing section of the path will run from Alexander Court to Station
Walk and will provide improved access from Highbridge Railway
Station to the town centre.
scheme is mostly funded by contributions from property developers
of nearby properties with a small input by Sedgemoor District
District Council's Tom Dougall told Burnham-On-Sea.com: "The
council has been keen to see the north side of the River Brue
opened up to the public for some time and this work will provide
the missing link - about 45 metres of footpath."
scheme was designed by Sustrans and the works will be carried
out on behalf of Sedgemoor District Council by Larry Walker Groundworks.
The scheme has been designed to meet the Environment Agency's
specification on flood protection.
The existing riverside footpath in Highbridge which will be extended