Community effort to clear ‘overgrown’ pathway

PUBLISHED: 17:00 08 October 2020

Alan Dent hard at work. Picture: Peter Bowler

Alan Dent hard at work. Picture: Peter Bowler

Peter Bowler

A private pathway in Budleigh Salterton has had the cleared up thanks to the efforts of four residents.

The alley before the work began. Picture: Alan DentThe alley before the work began. Picture: Alan Dent

District councillor Alan Dent his wife Annie, Dr Graham Taylor and his wife Heather all help to clear the footpath which links West Hill Road and West Hill Terrace.

They took the community action to ‘do their bit’ in connection with Keep Britain Tidy’s Great British September Clean.

Cllr Dent said: “It was an idea that was already in the pipeline that we cleared that particular pathway.

“This is something that we could be taking on as members of the community because we know councils of all types resources are stretched right now.”

Dr Graham Taylor brings up the trailer for the spoils. Picture: Peter BowlerDr Graham Taylor brings up the trailer for the spoils. Picture: Peter Bowler

Strimmers were used to clear the pathway with the cuttings taken away in a trailer.

Cllr Dent added: “It was highly overgrown and we managed to it cleared.”

The tidy pathway is the end result from all the hard labour. Picture: Alan DentThe tidy pathway is the end result from all the hard labour. Picture: Alan Dent

Hard work pays off. Picture: Peter BowlerHard work pays off. Picture: Peter Bowler

Clearing the rubbish. Picture: Peter BowlerClearing the rubbish. Picture: Peter Bowler

Dr Taylor and Alan Dent start up the strimmers. Picture: Peter BowlerDr Taylor and Alan Dent start up the strimmers. Picture: Peter Bowler

Dr Taylor ar work with his strimmer. Picture: Peter BowlerDr Taylor ar work with his strimmer. Picture: Peter Bowler


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