The Bad News
The path is once more blocked at Egginton Junction Bridge by flooding. This view is becoming a little too familiar.
The second item of bad news is that the Hilton/Mickleover signpost which stood opposite the Old Station Close Gate has rotted away at ground level and fallen over. We will restore this by fastening it to a nearby fencepost until such time as the County Council can find resources to make a permanent job of it.
But now on with the Good News ...............
The Community Payback Teams have now completed the widening work on the path right through from Mickleover Station to Egginton Junction Bridge, and yes including the flooded section which we had them tackle before the flooding.
Also they have widened some of the side paths in the area around Mickleover Station, even including the relaying of the surface of the sloping path up to the Radbourne Gate Housing Development which had been partly washed away during torrential rain. Fortunately this was close by several lorry loads of Toptrek left over from the flood alleviation work carried out last year.
The Payback Team have also done some work to level the surface at Bearwardcote Gate, eliminating a possible trip hazard for the runners in the forthcoming Great Northern Run on 6th March.
Not only have the Payback Team been working hard but we have also had a visit from the Conservation Volunteers from Burton who have been working in Appletree Meadow, which lies between the lower end of Old Station Close and Hilton Brook at Kingfisher Bridge. This was the site of a sewage farm in days gone by.
They have made a nice job of layering the hedge which runs along side the Greenway. Pictures below.
The 3rd milestone has been located and will be cleaned up and painted along with the others when they have all dried out.
And the dodgy latch on Bannel's Gate is being repaired. The wood screws fell out and we are putting in longer ones.