Work Starts on the new Path
Work started on Monday morning 2nd December, to mark out and start to remove soil
for the new main path across Barton Fields.
The orignal path started life as part of a safer route to school scheme from Lodge Causeway to the
then Speedwell School in the nineties, we have found that over the years the path has sunk in some places and
risen in others with the worse being at the back of the first pitch where a pair of wellies are in order
when trying to walk along this section.
We applied for and were awarded a grant to move and replace a section of the path away from the water,
and we also looked at putting an hard surface on the bark chipping surface from the main path to
Charlton Road enabling disabled users and Mums with buggies an easer way to access the fields with out
having to walk all the way down the side of Argyle Road which is narrow.
Having a hard surface on this path will make it much better and safer for every one to use,
(no muddy boots)
If you want to see more pictures of the water logged field and now the completed work, please go to the Friends of Barton Fields on the Galleries page
'Trust win big grant'
Barton Fields Trust are delighted to announce they have managed to win a £33,000 + grant to move the pathway running
across the field. This will enable the first team pitch to be enlarged in the future.
The reasons for the grant is:
To eradicate the flooding of the field and pathway at the top of the First's pitch, To put a hard Tarmac surface on the
path running up to the Warwick Public House in Charlton Road.
The work will start in the Autumn.
The Chairman, Mike Bond said "I am delighted with this as in the long run we will be able to extend the pitch to a decent
size and to get rid of that horrible mess at the top of the pitch. My thanks go to Cllr. Phil Hanby and Paul James for
all their work in a successful bid".