L-R: Mayor of Harwich Cllr. Dave McLeod, Colin Farnell (Harwich Society Chairman) Michael Gordon-Jones (Harwich Society Volunteer) Aileen Farnell (Harwich Society Membership Secretary) Mayoress Mrs Dee King
20 MAR 2016
‘Enjoy a stroll across Bobbit’s Hole’
A new boardwalk across the lake at Bobbit’s Hole was officially opened by the Mayor and Mayoress of Harwich on Sunday and marks the completion of the volunteers’ winter project for 2015-16.
The old walkway was seriously damaged during last autumn’s vandalism incidents and, thanks to the generosity of the general public, Rotary and ASDA, the Bobbit’s Hole volunteers made it their winter project to build a brand new raised boardwalk across the lake.
Harwich Society chairman, Colin Farnell, says, “The old walkway was badly damaged and the opportunity was there to create something new and much better. It’s been a lot of work but we now have a totally flat, raised boardwalk that is suitable for wheelchairs and pushchairs and it is a big improvement.”
The boardwalk was officially opened by the Mayor of Harwich Cllr Dave McLeod and Mayoress Dee King on Sunday morning and visitors were soon making good use of it.
“The team has had a very busy winter but it has turned out to be a very productive one,” continued Colin Farnell. “I’m sure that visitors will be pleased to see Bobbit’s Hole looking so good in time for the summer.”
Bobbit’s Hole is open to the public free of charge every Sunday morning between 10AM and 12 noon.
For further information please contact Garry Calver on 01255 551940