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The Fence of Doom strikes again!

June 16, 2021 12:36 PM
By Peter Dobbs

The boardwalk has gone!

Fenced off boardwalk (Peter Dobbs)

Boardwalk now a 'no go' area

As we warned Ashbourne residents in a recent Focus newsletter, the arrival of a 'shroud' of Heras fencing usually means that another amenity is about to be lost.

This has proved to be all too true for the boardwalk at the southern end of the Fishpond, adjacent to the Memorial Gardens.

A popular spot for all ages to sit on the bench and feed the ducks, this whole area is now fenced off.

I wonder if we are to be informed as to the reason behind this ?

The current total of lost facilities in the park area is now 5

  • The bandstand (still derelict and fenced off)
  • The toilets (now converted to offices for Council employees at a cost believed to be £40k)
  • Two shelters
  • The boardwalk by the Fishpond
Boardwalk removal (Peter Dobbs)

Boardwalk being removed by DDDC contractors