Opening of Kett's Park Woodland Walk

Posted 12/06/2019 : By: Trevor Gurney

The newly surfaced footpath was opened by the Deputy Town Mayor, Jack Hornby on Saturday 1 June. It was a lovely sunny day and the event attracted about 60 people including wheelchair users and families with pushchairs.

Ann Rostron, Chair of Greening Wymondham thanked the Contractors NCL and LH Contractors and the two main funders, the European Rural Development Fund and the Town Council, with contributions from the Big Lottery Fund, Waitrose and Persimmon Homes. She said that the project had been made possible as a joint effort between the Town Council and Greening Wymondham Committee, supporters and volunteers.

Before he cut the red ribbon, Councillor Hornby said that as a local resident he regularly used the footpath and played in the woods as a child. He found that the path was frequently a mud bath in the winter months and very difficult to use. It was pleasing that the Town Council had been able to work with Greening Wymondham and local contractors to get the footpath re-surfaced.

Greening Wymondham had decorated the trees with streamers and provided drinks and cakes. People enjoyed walking through the wood and were shown what the woodland management project has achieved over the past two years. There was much interest in Moot Hill and Ancient Monument adjoining the site and it is hoped that it can be made accessible to the public at some point in the future.