In the process of carrying out the works in the Pound a number of residents expressed delight at being able to access the path at the start of the Cross Bucks Way via a kissing gate but pointed out that there was still a stile between the first and second field on the path and asked whether it would be possible to replace it, in order to allow less able people to use the path for a short circular walk.
Whilst maintenance of footpaths is not really the responsibility of the Parish Council, this was seen as an excellent idea and a discussion took place with the land owner who was happy for the stile to be replaced. The new self closing metal gate was paid for and installed by the Parish Council.
Additionally it was decided to make the same agreement with the landowner of the field behind the church in order to allow easy access to the public footpath and an alternative route to access the entrance to the back of the church yard.
The installation of these gates was carried out by Stewart Hopkins ably supported by other village volunteers in particular Paul Roberts and Adam Willmore.
Gate between first two fields on the Cross Bucks Way
New Gate at back of church yard