It is with regret that, after taking professional advice, the Council has temporarily closed the bridge leading from St Helen’s Court into the Ock Valley Walk.
The wooden bridge has been subject to vandalism attacks over a sustained period and this has now led to parts of the bridge becoming unsafe. The Council recognises that the closure of the bridge will cause inconvenience to members of the public but public safety must always be paramount in considering such matters.
The Town Council will, as a matter of urgency, instruct surveyors to look into a more robust and sturdy construction and aims to progress work as quickly as possible. It will be appreciated that work on the bridge will be more difficult at this time of the year but the Council and would aim to have undertaken works before next spring.