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South Hams restricts access to popular park

April 15, 2018 4:05 PM

John Birch with affected park usersA petition has been organised by Cllr John Birch, calling on South Hams District Council to remove the barrier it erected recently across the entrance to the Follaton House grounds.

Cllr Birch says "This unsightly barrier in the grounds of a listed building has severely limited parking and access to Follaton Arboretum, which is a popular park, especially for dog walkers. The restricted access has particularly affected parents with young children in pushchairs and people who use mobility scooters. Many find it impossible to overcome the difficulties caused by the barrier and as such are denied access to the park. There is now only limited parking at the weekends and this causes difficulties for those wishing to visit Follaton Arboretum."

It is hoped that common sense will prevail, resulting in the barrier being removed so that once again all will be able to enjoy the Arboretum.