Work on Fulke Walwyn Way is taking place this week. The work is a joint venture with WBC and has been agreed by senior Highways engineers and public rights of way officers. The track, which provides essential ‘off- highway access’ to the main gallops for horses stabled to the east of Rhonehurst, will be resurfaced in a suitable tarmacadam surface to negate the terrible dust and sediment issues that the current surface creates. The resulting surface will greatly reduce the amount of silt deposit in that stretch of the ditch, and provide a much improved surface and environment for the riders and horses.

Timetable

Fri 16th – PM

It is planned to complete the preparatory work to the sub-base, keeping the track open for equestrians in the morning. There will be noise disturbance through vibrating roller and single dumper truck trips up Hobbs Lane. The mini digger will be tracked there and back at 12 noon and back again at circa 5pm.

Tues 20th – all day

Pushed back owing to Bank Holiday, Volker Highways (surfacing partner of WBC) are planning to resurface the path in one day, the track will be closed in its entirety throughout the day. There will be further noise disturbance through vibrating rollers and 8-wheeler lorry traffic (approximately 5 in total).

Apologies in advance for any disturbance caused. The project is a significant improvement for the racing industry and Jockey Club Estates are very grateful to WBC in their assistance with this.

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