Local Councillors have secured a pledge from High Peak Borough Council
to maintain Chapel Walk, a vital route to services for local residents.
The Walk has been long neglected with issues including overgrown bramble
and littering. Cllr Vicki Mann, who has long campaigned for the walk to
be maintained, is delighted with the outcome. “Chapel Walk is an
essential walk to school route and was an overgrown mess, damaging
fencing and being intimidating to use at night. The Walk now looks a
thousand times better and the twice yearly maintenance will ensure it
stays that way.
The walk has been subject to remedial work to remove trees and shrubs,
which has opened up the footpath, and stopped the damage to residents’
fences. Local Resident Denis Chappell said ” I’m thrilled that this walk
has been cut back ,it’s long been a blight on the area and it’s finally
fit to be used”. Edward Siddall, Chair of friends of Chapel Lane Park
reported “Now the hard work has been done, it will be easier to keep the
walk tidy and maintained. In addition to HPBC’s maintenance, the FOCLP
pledge to undertake tidy ups and bulb planting to keep the walk looking
attractive and suitable for the whole community to use.
If anyone is interesting in joining Friends of Chapel Lane Park and
getting involved in improving the area, please contact Edward Siddall on
07921071776 or Edward Siddall or on Facebook Friends of Chapel Lane Park