Blackberry Hill – Whatton FP 1 Public Right of Way

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There is still no firm date as to when the footbridge over the Whipling will be repaired or replaced.

The replacement of the bridge, which collapsed in October of 2019 requires a ground survey to be undertaken before any work can commence. Unfortunately, it appears that the effects of COVID-19 has caused a huge backlog of these types of surveys and at the moment the footbridge is one of many in the queue, with no date available as to when the survey can be undertaken.

The footpath is currently closed until October 2020 and it is still not clear whether that closure deadline will be extended, in all probability it will be.


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