The boradwalk across the boggy area of Hempstead Meadow Local Nature Reserve will be replaced by a causeway footpath

Uckfield footpath to be closed for a month

An Uckfield footpath linking hundreds of homes to the town centre is to be closed.

The picturesque route across Hempstead Meadow Local Nature Reserve will be shut  for about a month.

Improvements will take place, including the replacement of the boardwalk over a boggy section of the reserve. It is an East Sussex County Council project.

The closure is due to begin on Monday, July 17, and last until mid August.

Brickyard rubble causeway

Boardwalks will be replaced with a raised stone causeway built from clean brickyard rubble topped with a ‘Type 1’ roadstone to match the sections of stone path already in place between the boardwalks.

Repairs will also be carried out to the washed-out section of stone path to the west of the boardwalks, and the whole path will have a fresh layer of fine stone added to the surface to provide a smooth finish.

Ironstone Way route for lorries

The contractor will access the footpath via Hempstead Road Playing Field, with lorries going through Ironstone Way, Hempstead Fields.

Three to four lorry movements a day are expected for the delivery of stone.

Access will be closed along the entire length of the path from the bottom of Hempstead Field, through to the High Street.

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