Monday 9 March 2020

March update on works at Mapledurham Playing Fields

As lots of residents are interested in the ongoing works at Mapledurham Playing Fields, so I hope you'll find this update helpful.
One of three Hewett Ave entrances

Notification by entrances
I am pleased to say that following my requests to connect MPF's breedon footpath from Hewett Avenue into Mapledurham Playing Fields, the Council's Highways department have a team starting the works on Tuesday 10 March. The works are expected to take up to a fortnight to complete.

One pedestrian access point will be open at all times (photo above to the right shows the current situation with mud and the grass verge between the road surface and footpath).

Temporary patch to be resurfaced
This is great news, particularly for mobility impaired residents as currently anyone pushing a wheel chair, pushchair or using a mobility walker would find all three access points tricky to negotiate.

Later this week Kier will be closing the access road to the Pavilion from 08.00 on Thursday 12 March until 08.00 on Friday 13 March for resurfacing works. This is to tackle the area near the junction with the Upper Woodcote Road which has had a very temporary patch for now.

Pedestrian/dog and cycle access will be maintained throughout on the temporary path (see above on the left-hand side of the photo and access road).
View towards Pavilion/school

Temporary closure notice
Whilst talking about pedestrian access, please note that the central footpath from the car park to the playing fields between the Pavilion and The Heights school's site has been closed whilst refurbishment works to the Pavilion take place.

For access from or to the car park, please use the footpath alongside the tennis courts. Anybody who hasn't been to the car park for a couple of weeks will be pleased to know that the whole area has been reopened for public use (see photo on the right above).

Meantime construction works for the school are proceeding. I saw contractors carefully cleaning down the mud from construction vehicles in the car park.