New bench unveiled in Charlcombe to mark the work of the Cotswold Voluntary Wardens

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A new bench has been installed beside the public footpath between Langridge and Woolley to the north of Bath.  The bench was donated by Charlcombe Parish Council for public enjoyment in appreciation of work done by the Cotswold Voluntary Wardens.

Over 350 Cotswold Voluntary Wardens dedicate thousands of hours of practical conservation work every year across the Cotswolds Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB), as well as lead an annual programme of guided walks and undertake a range of promotional and educational work.

Parish Councillors and Cotswold Voluntary Wardens met to celebrate the installation of the new bench.

At the unveiling ceremony, Alastair MacKichan, Chairman of Charlcombe Parish Council said: “Charlcombe Parish Council are delighted with the way in which the Cotswold Voluntary Wardens are pressing forward the modernisation of our footpaths within the parish and elsewhere.  Here in Charlcombe Parish we have glorious countryside and the Wardens' work will help the enjoyment of this by responsible walkers for many years to come."

In reply, Keith Weller, Cotswold Parish Warden said: “The Cotswold Voluntary Wardens carry out countryside maintenance and improvement works throughout the Cotswolds parishes.  We are grateful to Charlcombe Parish Council for acknowledging our work in this tangible way which will provide an additional amenity for the public".

The bench provides a welcome rest stop to enjoy extensive views along the Lam Brook Valley.