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Bonkers Blog November 2015

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1 November (Part 2) - The trashing of Lesnes Abbey Park

Lesnes LesnesNothing 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.



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