Volunteers clear view to Cowdray Ruins


THERE is a new view of the Cowdray Ruins from North Mill Bridge at Midhurst thanks to a band of volunteers who have cleared the overgrown hedges.

It is a dream come true for chairman of the town council’s community care committee Glyn Upjohn who has been concerned about the overgrown appearance of the verges from North Mill bridge to North street car park.

“The problem was particularly highlighted when a great swathe of snowdrops near the bridge in the spring were practically invisible from the road because of the weeds in front of them.”

It was only when project officer Dan Rolfe from West Sussex County Council spoke to town councillors that Glyn saw a way forward.

He brought volunteers who worked with town councillors, members of the public and staff from the Cowdray Estate to tackle the overgrown vegetation last weekend.

“My thanks to all those who took part on what has been achieved,” said Glyn. “We only managed to clear about half of the scrub, so we will continue the clearance programme this autumn.”

Anyone who would like to help should contact midhursttc@btinternet.com or 01730 816953

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