MAJORITY RESPONSE TO ENHANCED FACILITIES AT BINCOMBE BEECHES A NO

Crewkerne Town Council have confirmed that the majority of responses received from members of the community, regarding proposals for enhanced facilities at Bincombe Beeches, is a NO. In the February issue of the town council’s newsletter, delivered to all residents, it was stated: “The Town Council are considering enhancing the Bincombe Beeches nature reserve with the addition of a trail.” Options were put forward for a family oriented adventure trail – with some play equipment made of wood to be installed at certain points, a fitness trail with equipment more geared towards those who want to keep fit or that both of these ideas were not appropriate for Bincombe Beeches.

Town Clerk, Peter Davidson advised councillors at the March meeting of the Amenities Committee that of those who had responded to the question, mainly through feedback via the town council’s ‘Contact Us’ page on its website, only eight people had been in favour of adding play or fitness equipment at the nature reserve. The majority of the responses had been strongly against and suggested the town council leave it as it is.

Signage ordered for disabled parking only at the main entrance in Beechwood Drive is now ready to be erected and will be put in place by the council’s maintenance crew within the next fortnight. Bincombe Management Committee are pursuing Green Flag status for the nature reserve and are hoping to run the next Bincombe Fayre this year, on a Saturday in June. The first fayre of its kind at the wildlife haven in 2017 attracted lots of visitors and a shuttle bus operated by volunteer drivers from Crewkerne Voluntary Transport ran regularly between Bincombe Beeches and Crewkerne Town Hall.

1 Comment on "MAJORITY RESPONSE TO ENHANCED FACILITIES AT BINCOMBE BEECHES A NO"

  1. Curious Crewkerne Resident | March 19, 2019 at 11:53 am | Reply

    Why is the parking in the cul-de-sac being designated solely for use by blue-badge holders? I am sure the residents of Beechwood will not be happy with able-bodied parking being displaced with the inevitable people parking with two (or more wheels) on the pavement rendering it unsafe for pushchairs/mobility scooters and so on (just like the middle hill development over the road where cars use the pavements as car parking spaces… Furthermore what is the ratio of able-bodied to disabled users of the parking/bincombe? why’s is the parking not proportionally represented? How did the council arrive at the decision to make the parking disabled only? what is the rationale?

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