Volunteers Transform Local Footpath
Seven ramblers have joined forces with Chesterfield Borough Council to improve a boggy local footpath ahead of the annual Chesterfield in Bloom competition.
Running from the Sheepbridge Industrial Estate through to Cobnar Wood to link with the countryside around Barlow, the route is popular with walkers, wildlife enthusiasts and workers alike.
The volunteers are currently working with council park rangers to install edging boards and resurface the path with stone so that local people will soon be able to gain access to the ancient wood throughout the year.
Councillor Chris Ludlow, Chesterfield Borough Council’s Executive Member for Environment said:
“Chesterfield in Bloom is a project led by the council to encourage people to take pride in and help improve their local environment.
“Thanks to the volunteers from Chesterfield and North East Derbyshire Ramblers giving their time and effort, the community can now benefit from an improved path offering access to local countryside and wildlife.
Michael Sims from Chesterfield and North East Derbyshire Ramblers, who volunteered on the project added:
“We are very pleased that we were able to assist in the project.
“The Ramblers help everyone, everywhere, to enjoy walking and protect the places we love to walk.”
The council will launch the annual Chesterfield in Bloom garden competitions in early May. Anyone interested in volunteering as part of Chesterfield in Bloom should contact John Ramsey on 01246 345097.