Issue 22 September 2021

Matters

Hassocks to Ditchling pathway improvements

Hassocks to Ditchling pathBalfour Beatty and Hobart Paving Company have joined forces to provide some FREE pathway improvements to a Public Right of Way between Hassocks and Ditchling. 

Balfour Beatty is working with Mid Sussex District Council to improve path, cycle and bridleways around Burgess Hill, so that people can share each route safely and travel throughout the town without being so reliant on the road network. As part of the contract for that work, Balfour has pledged to support local voluntary groups with projects that improve the local area and add social value.

They approached the Monday Group, a band of Sussex volunteers who help to maintain stiles and Public Rights of Way, and were told about a problematic stretch of path between Hassocks and Ditchling. The popular pathway had become dangerous after eroding away and in the winter months it was extremely slippery when crossing the small stream.

By working together, the companies were able to help the Monday Group raise a section of the path by the stream and resurfaced it to provide a safe crossing for residents all year round. 






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