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PATH PROJECT: Kings Langley village garden path set for transformation to improve accessibility 

 Published on: 17th December 2020   |   By: Holly Bullen   |   Category: Uncategorized

The Kings Langley Village garden which has been a sanctuary for many this year is set to undergo a transformation to make it more accessible.

In the spring of the new year, the garden path which is currently gravel will be resurfaced allowing prams, wheelchairs and wheels of all sorts to use the path with ease.

Councillor Alan Johnson said with more people using the garden with lockdown and the relocation of the village market it was time to get the path done.

He said: “There is a path there at the moment, but this will be a huge improvement in terms of making it much more accessible for people with mobility issues, people with wheelchairs, young mums with prams and anything with wheels on basically.”

Cllr Johnson added that they initially thought the project would be too expensive after they were quoted that it would cost between £30,000 and £40,000.

He said: “We had been looking at having the path resurfaced but struggles to find someone to come and look at it.

“It’s nearly 270 square metres of gravel and we were told it would be between £30,000-£40,000.”

Luckily, the council had been working on another project with the Sunny Side Rural Trust who offer training and work experience to vulnerable people, so they offered to help with the resurfacing and quoted the council £8,000 for the job.

Cllr Johnson also said that they are hoping this development and others will encourage other local organisations to use the space.

He said: “We are very keen for anything that will be run on a voluntary basis, local charities or for the church to use the garden, we are all for it.”

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