The Railway Bridge at Sutton Scotney
We have identified an exciting new project for The Watercress Way. We plan to open up the old railway line at Sutton Scotney.
We want the path starting at the Gratton car park to pass through the new estate and then under the road using the old railway bridge and then along the cutting to link with the Beggars Drove.
The trustees have been in discussion with the Sutton Manor estate and HCC.
We have their agreement to have a permissive path under the bridge and along the cutting.
However, clearing it will be a major undertaking as it is full of rubble and has been used for fly tipping.
We have met with Amiri and Metis Homes who are sympathetic to the project.
- Liaise with Wonston Parish Council to produce detailed plans for the project
- To cost the various work required and to approach HCC, Biffa and various other bodies for grants
Once the work starts we hope that we will use The Watercress Way Volunteers to help with some of the work.
We have purchased tools and intend to start doing other work on the route cutting back vegetation and improving the path.
If you are interested in joining the volunteers please email via the website.
This will be an expensive project but every little bit helps so please use the My Donate button on the website to add your contribution.
We will regularly update the website as we make progress.
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