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Great Torrington’s New Link to The Commons

A collaboration between Great Torrington Town Council, the Commons Conservators, Men’s Shed and Great Torrington School has seen a new link between town and Commons established.

A new gateway and steps from the Council’s Jubilee Wood and a restored bridge over Common Lake Stream have made the new route possible and it is already proving popular with walkers. The link was officially opened by Great Torrington’s Mayor, Cllr Keeley Allin, on 19th August.

The gate was built at Torrington’s Men’s Shed and the surrounding area has been planted up with trees and shrubs by the school. Al Mitchell, the Conservators’ Head Ranger, led the team restoring the bridge.

Jubilee Wood can be accessed from the bottom of School Lane and from Trafalgar Drive; the bridge is adjacent to Barmaid’s Path on the Commons.

from left: Mayor Cllr Keeley Allin, Ranger Al Mitchell, Conservators Andy Giles and Mandy Harrison, Great Torrington School’s Suzanne Fawcitt, Gate builder Tony Warren of Men’s Shed and Jonathan Roberts, Jubilee Wood volunteer

Mayor Cllr Keeley Allin cuts the ribbon on the new gate