done to Lesnes Abbey and the surrounding gardens
over the past
year has been anything like an improvement.
The Lottery funded enhancements are supposed to provide fancy wrought iron gates, a new Monks’ Garden and an ultra modern glass visitor centre to complement the twelfth century stones - please excuse the sarcasm. And nothing whatsoever to improve security.
So far the only thing delivered has been a collection of eyesores. Two ancient hedges removed, the Visitor Centre a building site since last December and within the last few days the formal gardens placed out of bounds.
Off Abbey Road what appears to be a contractors’ base has been established.
It had better be good for £3·5 million and what looks like being nearly two years of disruption.