Despite the many difficulties thrown up by Covid-19 in the past few weeks, Marlow Town Council has continued to ensure pathways and alleyways are cleared of weeds and overgrown plants around the town over the last weeks.
Community Payback, the Probation Service project, was unable to continue its weekly work during lockdown but started up again in June. They have since cleared alleyways including: Trinity Road to Oak Tree Avenue; Trinity Road to Oak Tree Road; Foxes Piece to Newfield Gardens. They have also started clearing the perimeter of Gossmore Park.
The Town Council’s own Grounds Maintenance staff has cleared the alleyways at Seymour Park, the Rushes (off Henley Road) and from Victoria Road to Newfield Gardens.
Mayor Richard Scott said: “The Council recognises that the recent good weather and the exercise culture that has expanded rapidly during the Covid pandemic has seen more residents using the various footpaths and cycleways around the town. We are delighted that a substantial number of these paths have now been cleared of vegetation to allow more space for all users.”
Bushes elsewhere around the town that were crowding into pedestrian pathways have also been cut back. Work will continue on more roadside bushes and alleyways throughout the summer.