18-Aug-2016

An official opening of the Glades entrance path and Pine Avenue at Hinchingbrooke Country Park, Huntingdon took place on
Wednesday 17 August. The Chairman of Huntingdonshire District Council, Cllr Peter Bucknell and the Chairman of the Friends of Hinchingbrooke Country Park, David Thorogood, jointly cut the ribbon to mark the occasion.

Both chairmen made speeches before the ribbon was cut. The Friends of Hinchingbrooke Country Park funded the improvements to the Glades entrance path. The enhancements to Pine Avenue, which included re-seeding and tree work, were funded by the council’s Countryside Service.

Cllr Robin Carter, Executive Councillor for Operations and Environment, said: "Hinchingbrooke Country Park attracts in excess of 350,000 visitors each year. The new path at the Glades entrance and the work completed on Pine Avenue has greatly improved access to this wonderful park, allowing people of all ages and abilities to enjoy the wealth of wildlife throughout the year."

Friends Chairman, David Thorogood, said: "Almost every winter for the last 10 years, the Glades entrance has been so muddy and has deterred people from it. The Friends of Hinchingbrooke Country Park are very pleased and proud to be able to fund path improvements at this entrance and support the Park."

Following the ceremony, the guests were invited to see an art exhibition in the Countryside Centre at Hinchingbrooke Country Park which has a variety of work themed around the natural world. The exhibition is open to the public 10am – 4pm every day and finishes on Sunday 21 August.

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