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Charity and council join forces to clear Slade Green path

PUBLISHED: 16:18 19 October 2012

An environmental charity has joined forces with Bexley council to widen a footpath in Slade Green to encourage more people to cycle and walk.

A stretch of the London Cycle Network is overgrown along the Crayford Marshes.

To date brambles and long grass has been cut back to make the route safer and easier to navigate.

Sustrans south London manager Becca Jones said: “It’s fantastic to see our volunteers working so hard to transform the area for cyclists and pedestrians.

“The changes will make a huge difference to the local community.”

The project is being jointly funded by Bexley council and Cory Environmental Trust, which has a facility which creates energy from waste in Belvedere.

Cllr Gareth Bacon said: “This is a great example of what we can achieve when working in partnership with other organisations.

“By having the help of Cory and Sustrans we’ve saved in the region of £10,000. I am delighted that we have been able to open up this beautiful area of land for the community that is ideal for leisurely strolls and family cycle rides.”

Nine volunteers spent two days clearing the path in both September and this month.

To find out more about Sustrans call the south-east office on 01865 205230.

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