Redcliffe Path Wins Awards
The redeveloped Redcliffe
riverside path, with its three excellent interpretation boards,
has won 'Best Small Conservation Area, Britain in Bloom' 2014,
2016 & 2017.
The first phase of the Trust’s
project, the complete redevelopment of the path itself, was
completed in the spring of 2013, but almost lost in the winter
storms when the flood bank was badly eroded by exceptional
flooding and severe gales. Only the hard work of the Trust and its
volunteers saved the path and flood bank from total destruction.
The second phase, the installation of
three information boards, was completed in early summer 2014, just
in time to form part of the ‘Wareham in Bloom’ entry into Britain
in Bloom. A more robust flood bank repair was completed by the
Environment Agency in the autumn of 2014.
The photograph shows John Scott,
Development Manager of the Trust, receiving the award from the
Town Mayor of Wareham, Cllr. Mr Malcolm Russell, November 2017, at
a special ceremony in the Town Hall.
John Scott, Development Manager
Wareham & District Development Trust
The Trust’s geographic area
includes most of the communities in the Purbeck district of
Dorset, with the exception of Lytchett Minster, Upton, Swanage
and the parishes between Studland and Worth Matravers. Click
on the map to see the area in more detail.
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If you're not familiar with this
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PRESS RELEASE: New Riverside Path Opens
Riverside Path Opens
One of Wareham’s
most popular riverside walks, until recently nothing but a muddy
track, has now been completely redeveloped and is already proving
a great success in creating a better and safer route between the
two communities of
Wareham and Ridge,
and also a greatly enhanced stretch of the ever popular Purbeck Way.
Wareham & District Development Trust, in partnership with the
Environment Agency, Dorset County Council, Arne Parish Council,
the landowner and Viridor Credits, have widened, levelled and
completely resurfaced the path which runs along the south flood
bank of the river Frome between Wareham South
Bridge and Redcliffe.
John Scott, Development Manager for the Trust says ‘The
improvement work will ensure this popular path is a greatly
improved link between the two communities, usable by wheelchair
and mobility scooter users, families with buggies and pushchairs,
and assessable all year round’. He would also like to stress that
it is a footpath and not a cycle way and that large and clear
signage has been installed to get this message across.
The new path was officially opened on Monday 29th April
at a gathering of all those involved. Pictured cutting the ribbon,
from left to right, are John Scott, Wareham & District Development
Trust; Michael Frenchman, Arne Parish Council; Caroline Macleod,
Arne Parish Council.
District Development Trust
Rempstone Estate Office, Cow Lane,
Wareham BH20 4RD
Tel: 01929 556267 E-mail:
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REDCLIFFE PATH 2013
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