This summer, four Bourton Park bridges will be closed, one at a time, to complete essential maintenance work. While the work is taking place the bridges will be closed to the public. Diversion signs will be in place showing alternative footpaths to cross the river Great Ouse.
Work is scheduled to start on 12th July and last 12 to 17 weeks in total. The schedule of work is as follows, although changes may be made if required:
- Bridge 3 (near the Bourton Park paddock, also known as Fool’s Crossing) starting on 12th July, closure in place for 2-3 weeks.
- Bridge 4 (Otter pond) starting in late July to August, closure in place for 3-4 weeks.
- Bridge 5 (near the footpath to Akister Close) in late August, closure in place for 3-4 weeks.
- Bridge 1 (Bourton park carpark) in September, closure in place for 4-6 weeks.
The Town Council sincerely appreciates resident’s patience while the work goes ahead, and has taken steps to ensure that as little disruption as possible is caused.
Regular Bourton Park attendees Buckingham parkrun are making alternative arrangements to their usual running routes while the work takes place