Soudley and Blakeney Community Gateway
ITV Region: West Country East / Year: 2013
The Manse, Bridge Street, Blakeney Gloucestershire
The project will reopen ancient Forest of Dean route-ways by linking and upgrading disused public footpaths and tracks, to reconnect the villages of Blakeney and Soudley. The paths and bridges over the Forge Brook will be overhauled to overcome decades of neglect and overgrowth to improve access for everyone, young and old, healthy and infirm. By reopening footpaths, the villages can share shops, doctors, post office and pubs. Local schools will have a great new outdoor resource and ramblers, health walkers, visitors and locals will have some new and attractive landscapes to enjoy.