The Mayor, Cllr Rowan Bird and the Deputy Mayor, Cllr Gareth Williams met with representatives of Barratt and David Wilson Homes at Archers Lake this week. The Town Council were updated on work plans earlier in the year and are delighted to hear that work to the pathway surfaces around Archers Lake and work to install additional paths will start on 07 August 2023. Although there will inevitably be disruption to the area whilst work takes place, the improvements will be of great benefit to residents. The Town Council will continue to work positively with Barratt and David Wilson Homes as the site continues to evolve.

An update on the work from Barratt and David Wilson Homes is below:

Barratt and David Wilson Homes are pleased to confirm that works to improve the footways to the Archers Lake open space area will commence on Monday 7th August and will have a duration of approximately 6-7 weeks. The works will include;

  1. Resurfacing of the perimeter pathway with a bound gravel material.
  2. Construction of incidental paths as marked on the map below, which serve Parsons Hill and wider areas of the open space with bound gravel material.

Works of this nature will cause disruption to the enjoyment of this area whilst the works take place and we do apologise for this. However, where possible this will be kept to a minimum whilst ensuring the safety of the general public and our contractors during this time. Therefore, general public access around the Lake will be restricted whilst the works take place. Alternative access around localised footpath closures will be made available if safe to do so. Please be aware these routes will be over the existing grass surface and uneven in parts.

Following completion of the path improvement works, Barratt and David Wilson Homes will then progress with the landscaping improvements to the area during the next planting season ( November 23 – March 24).