Council’s reaction to the
excessive amount of mud left on the footpaths within Lesnes Abbey park was
to close it to the public. The entrances are now protected by temporary steel railings in
addition to the flimsy plastic barriers. Nobody is taking any notice whatsoever
and ironically the paths have been cleaned up considerably. It is no longer a
serious health and safety issue although hurdling over the barriers may be.
Once inside one is faced with a plethora of zinc coated ironwork. The gates are moderately attractive but what purpose do they serve?
Overall, things are beginning to shape up quite nicely. The paths are nicely contoured, adverse cambers not withstanding, and the views are improved.