Caring locals keep village spruced up

DEDICATED LOCALS have been busy getting hands on to help keep the community tidy.

The Street Scene Greenfield Group (SSGG) and other volunteers are continuing their work along the canal towpaths in the village, as well as carrying out litter picks and other activities.

CLEARED: The Bridlepath

The replacement fencing along the towpath from Hall’s Lock to Uppermill has now been completed.

The group’s next project dates to are Tuesday, May 9 and Saturday 20 then Thursday, June 8 and Saturday 24. All are welcome to help out.

Steph Pelmore, from SSGG, said: “Working on the towpath in whatever capacity is good fun and an enjoyable way of getting some light exercise, meeting other members of the community and spending time in the open air.

Repaired pillars and new handrails

“If you’ve not volunteered before and would like to be included on the mailing list for full details, please contact Project Leader, Gill McCulley on 07963 521195 or email”

Meanwhile, volunteers have also cleaned the steps from Station Lane to Oakview Road and fitted a new handrail, thanks to A1 Boardhurst Scaffolding for supplying the necessary pole.

And they have cleaned and swept the bridleway and adjacent drainage channels on the section leading up to Station Lane, with a special thanks to Phil and Cath Barker.

Andy Winterburn and colleague from the District Partnership have laid several tons of gravel on the bridleway opposite the Tesco store so it is no longer a mud bath.

They have also removed the raised flower bed on Chew Valley Road, which will be replaced in due course by a planter which SSGG will plant and maintain.

As they look to keep the village tidy, they are holding their next Community Litter Pick on Saturday, June 10.

Meet outside Boarshurst Band Club at 10am for a 2-hour session, followed by refreshments. All equipment is provided but please wear sensible footwear. Children under 16 must be accompanied by an adult. All are welcome to take part.

The Group is always looking for more volunteers, especially for towpath work, footpath clearing and litter picks.

To get involved call Peter Lowe on 01457 870524 email:

SSGG works to confidence and pride in the community and is a sub-group of Greenfield & Grasscroft Residents Association.

For more information on GGRA, email: or ring: 01457 597666.

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