Gwithian Residents Association – Environmental Access Project

Gwithian Residents Association applied for £12,869.05 in July 2018 to replace their present boardwalk and two sets of handrails with recycled plastic.  The boardwalks have a 25yr guarantee and are slightly raised to prevent submergence following heavy rainfall.

The boardwalks ensure the long term protection of the pathways and enable access to the main habitats of the local nature reserve for benefit of people of all ages including dog walkers, members of the local community, educational establishments and visitors who come to the Green partly because it is a Local Nature Reserve to observe and/or record the flora and fauna and to undertake habitat and wildlife surveys including the weekly walked butterfly transects.

“It looks very nice, a vast improvement which will make it more accessible for the local community and for our visitors” (Mike and Claire owners of the Gwithian Farm Caravan and Campsite)

“It is brilliant, more robust and I particularly like the fact that it has been slightly raised” (Jude, local resident and dog walker)

“I walk the weekly butterfly transect and I am also a keen naturalist. It looks smart and safe and gives the right impression of a local nature reserve which is looked after for the benefits of all” (Sally, local resident)