Petworth councillors improve popular footpath


WALKING along the scenic Silver Jubilee Path at Petworth will be an even better experience thanks to the work of volunteers led by town councillors.

The footpath which runs along the Shimmings Valley gives views across the valley towards the Gonah Lodges and north to the Godalming Hills.

It is an historical access route for Petworth and in the past was known as Round the Hills.

But over time the footpath has narrowed and members of the working party rolled up their sleeves with spades and brooms to clear grass from the path and to tidy the area.

Town council member Maggie South, who organised the working party, said: “This is such an important footpath for local people, dog walkers and for visitors.

“The views are beautiful and it didn’t take us long to make some simple improvements.

“I hope the primroses can now be better enjoyed by people and we had a very enjoyable and sociable morning making it a better path.”

It may be further improved later in the year with more natural planting.

This is just one of the green spaces the council may look to improve.

Anyone interested in joining a working party is asked to leave their name at the Petworth Town Council offices.