On Wednesday 20th July, at the request of Simon Wright, the MP for Norwich South, we gave him a tour of Marston Marshes so he could see for himself how the work on the easy access path is progressing and learn more about the benefits this will deliver to the community. He was very pleased with the work completed to date and heard how this section of the easy access path has already improved access for wheelchair and other users. He also saw work being done on the two fry pond areas and scrapes which will create new habitats to enhance the ecology of the marshes and increase the number and diversity of visiting wildlife.
The group touring the marshes comprised of Simon Wright, MP; Simon Drage and Millie Tyler from the Lib. Dem. Norwich office; Gerald Cooke and Chris Stebbing from the Residents’ Association; Sarah Finchan with dogs who originally suggested a better footpath; Matthew Davies the Norwich Fringe Project Officer; Paul Holley Norwich Natural Areas Officer and Robin Cole the lead professional for the project.
The first photo shows the section of path which has been laid so far and the second photo is of the visiting group standing in front of one of the pond areas.