Tewkesbury in Bloom
Volunteers renovate neglected footbridge
Posted by Peter Aldridge on Friday, July 10, 2015
Volunteers from Tewkesbury in Bloom have been involved in an ambitious project to re-paint a popular footbridge providing access for residents and visitors from the town to The Ham. The Ham is an ancient water meadow which has been designated a Scientific Site of Special Interest (SSSI) due to the diversity of its flora and fauna.
The bridge is in the ownership of the County Council who estimated to re-paint the bridge it would cost at least £100,000 by a contractor and would require scaffolding and possibly a temporary closure of the bridge.
However, volunteers have now painted the bridge (the accessible parts) for under £500 and have completed the work in under two weeks without having to close the bridge.
The next stage is to hang baskets of flowers from both sides of the bridge which have been kindly sponsored by a local company.
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