Following the work carried out in 2000 on 'The Garden of Tranquillity' Biddulph Rotary Club continued to enhance the area by re-establishing the ‘Bateman Walk’. This pathway, which led from the Grange gates at the end of the Avenue of Limes, to the Church, was originally laid by the Batemans in the nineteenth century, and used by them to attend the Church.

The initial project was started in 2001 with clearing of the pathway through an area which had become totally overgrown and after defining the pathway, hardcore was laid down to form the foundations, and a layer of gravel put on top to form the finished surface.

By this year, the surface of the path had worn very thin, and a lot of rubbish had accumulated on it, so Rotary decided that, as a community service project, the path had to be overhauled, and this was made possible by a grant of £3000 from the Rotary Foundation.

Accordingly, a group of Rotarians worked over Easter, clearing the path in readiness for a new top coat to be laid, and a load of ‘Breedon Gravel’ was delivered to the cemetery, last week. A group of rotarians then worked on spreading the gravel onto the pathway and compacting it. Thanks to President Elect, Rob Lomas, being able to use his dumper truck, the stretch from the Church gate to the Grange entrance was completed in rapid time, and a new load of gravel was ordered for immediate delivery, to finish the job.

When the pathway surface is complete, work will need to be done on the barrier fence which prevents soil being thrown onto the path by the local wildlife.


26/05/2019

© Rotary News



Issue archive:

Issue 69 (August 2019)
Issue 68 (July 2019)
Issue 67 (July 2019)
Issue 66 (May 2019)
Issue 65 (April 2019)
Issue 64 (March 2019)
Issue 63 (March 2019)
Issue 62 (January 2019)
Issue 62 (January 2019)
Issue 61 (November 2018)
Issue 60 (November 2018)
Issue 59 (October 2018)
Issue 58 (October 2018)
Issue 57 (September 2018)
Issue 56 (August 2018)
Issue 55 (August 2018)
Issue 54 (July 2018)
Issue 53 (July 2018)
Issue 52 (June 2018)
Issue 51 (June 2018)
Issue 50 (May 2018)
Issue 49 (May 2018)
Issue 48 (May 2018)
Issue 46 (April 2018)
Issue 45 (April 2018)
Issue 44 (April 2018)
Issue 43 (April 2018)
Issue 42 (April 2018)
Issue 41 (March 2018)
Issue 40 (March 2018)
Issue 39 (February 2018)
Issue 38 (February 2018)
Issue 37 (January 2018)
Issue 36 (January 2018)
Issue 35 (January 2018)
Issue 34 (January 2018)
Issue 33 (December 2017)
Issue 32 (December 2017)
Issue 31 (December 2017)
Issue 30 (December 2017)
Issue 29 (December 2017)
Issue 28 (November 2017)
Issue 27 (November 2017)
Issue 26 (November 2017)
Issue 25 (October 2017)
Issue 24 (October 2017)
Issue 23 (October 2017)
Issue 22 (September 2017)
Issue 21 (August 2017)
Issue 20 (August 2017)
Issue 19 (July 2017)
Issue 18 (June 2017)
Issue 17 (June 2017)
Issue 16 (May 2017)
Issue 15 (May 2017)
Issue 14 (May 2017)
Issue 13 (April 2017)
Issue 12 (April 2017)
Issue 11 (April 2017)
Issue 10 (March 2017)
Issue 9 (March 2017)
Issue 8 (February 2017)
Issue 7 (February 2017)
Issue 6 (January 2017)
Issue 5 (December 2016)
Issue 4 (October 2016)
Issue 3 (September 2016)
Issue 2 (July 2016)
Issue 1 (July 2016)