Sutton on Sea nature reserve re-opens after pathway repairs

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THE Acre Gap pathway in Sutton on Sea has been re-opened to the public after repair work.

The May 18 edition of the Leader reported the closure of the pathway after a number of dog walkers had reported that their pets’ paws had been cut by sharp edges on the surface.

The Lindsey Marsh Drainage Board, who are responsible for the pathway, discovered that some glass shards may have been present in the mix of recycled materials that makes up the surface. The path has since been re-surfaced using a similar grade of recycled material but with no trace of recycled glass.

The nature reserve at Acre Gap has become popular with dog walkers since it was taken over in 2003 and protects 46 properties from flooding.

Locals can now return to the site in time for the summer to enjoy the scenery and range of nature the Acre Gap offers.

The town council said: “The town council, Drainage Board and the Acre Gap Committee are all pleased that the work has been undertaken quickly with minimal disruption and that the area is once again open for people to enjoy.”

Andrew McGill, clerk and chief executive of the Lindsey Marsh Drainage Board added: “It is a credit to the strength of the partnership between the town council, Lindsey Marsh Drainage Board and the contractor that they were able to pull together, decide and act to resolve this issue in such a short time. We look forward to the site flourishing as the natural environment re-establishes itself.”