New Surface for Townfield Lane

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Regular users of Townfield Lane will have noticed that a short distance of the Lane from the Playing Fields has received a new compacted gravel surface. Though Tarvin Online hasn't confirmed this we believe that the work has been done by the company who built the two new houses. They were asked to leave the surface in no worse condition than they found it, and the number of vehicles that had used the Lane during construction had churned the surface up somewhat.

Residents might be wondering why the rest of the Lane hasn't been done. Townfield Lane is one of those curious anomalies, a walkway of great antiquity that doesn't belong to anyone and therefor no-one is responsible for its upkeep. It is not 'adopted' by CWAC, so they do not maintain it, neither do the Parish Council as it does not fall within their remit either. In recent years, the filling in of potholes has been done by a resident of Townfield Lane who had occasional access to material and equipment.

Given that England has been continuously occupied for centuries and that it is a crowded and populous place, it is a delightful quirk of history that such anomalies as Townfield Lane still exist, even if it does cause problems of upkeep. No doubt with a bit of good will it can be enjoyed by generations of Tarvin people to come.

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  • Ken Barnes

    Hi, the lane was done by Apex the builders because I rang them mid-January and told them I wanted it done. They agreed to come out and meet me to discuss what I wanted doing and the boss and foreman came and this is what I asked for. They did ring me the day after and asked if it was to my satisfaction in which I replied it was, and that I hoped that I did not have to repair this stretch in the future. Ken of Townfield Lane.

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