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Battle Health Pathway Gets the Green Light

By Carol Harris Battle Town Council

Monday, 29 June 2020

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After years of hard work and tireless dedication to the cause, the team behind the Battle Health Pathway can finally announce that this exciting project has received sufficient funding to begin.

This fantastic addition to the town is thanks to the efforts of an inspired community group, Battle Health Pathway Group under the umbrella of Battle Local Action Planning Group (BLAPG). In 2014, the team set out to explore the feasibility of building an all-weather pathway around the recreation ground on North Trade Road that could be used for sports training, exercise and leisure. After much fundraising efforts and careful planning, the project has now reached the point at which building works can commence. An outstanding achievement for all involved.

Project Manager, Sue Burton commented "I am very excited that, after 6 years of planning, discussions and fundraising we will shortly be able to see and use a pathway on Battle Recreation Ground. It will provide a new way for people to enjoy the beautiful green space in the centre of Battle, be more active and get around on this new route."

Working directly with Battle Town Council, this community-led project will introduce a versatile pathway carefully designed to create opportunities for walking, cycling, running and linking facilities. At a time where outdoor exercise is so incredibly important, the construction of the Battle Health Pathway really could not have come at a better time. The pathway has been crafted to be inclusive of all users, including walkers, runners, young cyclists, scooter users, people with mobility difficulties, individuals working to regain fitness and those with children in push chairs.

The Battle Health Pathway will also facilitate a cycle skills area and biodiverse planting with picnic area, making it an incredibly versatile project to be enjoyed by future generations for years to come.

The generous funding bodies behind the project include Places to Ride, Rother District Council, Battle Town Council, Rother Environmental Group, Toyota, 1066 Cycle Club and community fund raising. The Battle Health Pathway Project Group would like to say a huge thank you to all those involved in helping to make this project a success. A fantastic new facility for Battle’s residents and visitors.

For more information on the Battle Health Pathway please visit the website http://battlehealthpathway.co.uk/

Photograph courtesy of Darren Buss www.dbphotographysussex.com

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