By stepping carefully over barriers and avoiding the mud it is not difficult
to appreciate what the designer of the new Lesnes Abbey park had in mind. The
views on a bright Spring morning are quite spectacular and the bright yellow
paths make an eye catching addition.
Unfortunately, according to the management team who held a ‘surgery’ last Friday, the old black asphalt paths will remain which does seem rather like spoiling the ship for a ha’porth of tar. Much of it is now badly damaged, totally destroyed in places.
I was also surprised to hear that the loose sandy surface is final. Last week my neighbour’s front lawn was torn up by an unlicensed motorcyclist, the sand path would fare no better.
Better news is that the new park will allow wheelchair access which has been near impossible hitherto. A dedicated wheelchair entrance will be provided in New Road - where there is no weekday free parking but presumably a blue badge will give relief from the parking gestapo.
Can you see The Shard and two herons in these photographs? Don’t waste too much time on it, the second heron is little more than a grey speck at the dramatically reduced size.
Any blogging activity over the next three days is likely to be minimal. I am having my 26 year old, slightly misted and occasionally draughty, generally tired looking double glazing replaced. If Britelite of Crayford don’t come up to scratch you will probably hear about it here, but so far no problems whatever.