Fawley footbridge works rescheduled


Plans by Buckinghamshire County Council to replace a broken footbridge on a Thames-side public footpath at Fawley this month (June) have been rescheduled for August because of events around the Henley Regatta.

Concrete footings were due to be laid during the first week in June followed by installation of the replacement bridge in mid-June. However, access to the site is over private land, which has been closed in preparation for the regatta in early July.

Bill Chapple OBE, Buckinghamshire County Council Cabinet Member for Planning and Environment, said the Rights of Way team were given the news late last week that the access to the site is not possible until after the Henley Regatta, owing to events the landowner plans, involving the construction of temporary staging next to the site of the bridge. 

"I'm sorry this has put our plans back by a couple of months, and I apologise to local residents and walkers," said Bill. "However, we need to work with the landowner so that we can access the site of the bridge at a mutually agreeable time."

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