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Councillors meet with Aldborough Hatch community group to tour green belt

PUBLISHED: 09:24 10 October 2016 | UPDATED: 10:28 13 October 2016

Cllr Howard (far left) and Kaur-Thiara (second from left) note damage caused to a hedgerow by those making a shot cut onto Bridleway 93, with Association members Nicholas Smith and Chris Gannaway. Credit: Ron Jeffries

Cllr Howard (far left) and Kaur-Thiara (second from left) note damage caused to a hedgerow by those making a shot cut onto Bridleway 93, with Association members Nicholas Smith and Chris Gannaway. Credit: Ron Jeffries

Ron Jeffries

Councillors strolled around the green belt in Aldborough Hatch and visited several community sites, including an orchard which is being restored for cider making, on Saturday.

Members of Aldborough Hatch Defence Association met with councillors Debbie Kaur-Thiara and John Howard to walk around the areas greenest spots.

Ron Jeffries, chairman of the community group, said the tour had been very useful.

He said: “The councillors saw the work of restoration being carried out by residents at Cuckoo Hall Orchard adjacent to the Dick Turpin and the new community garden at St Peter’s Church.

“They walked on the former Aldborough Hall Farm which is being restored to a nature reserve following sand and gravel extraction.

“The councillors saw for themselves some of the issues giving concern on the newly-opened permissive bridleway, such as the brambles which could trip walkers unless treated, and the fact that the bridleway leads from Aldborough Road North to nowhere, as the association has been told it is too dangerous to exit into Painters Road.”


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