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Wick Paths Group Return To Work On The Coghill Bridges - Saturday 15th August

12th August 2020

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Wick Paths Group will be returning to work on upgrading the Coghill Bridges at Wick Riverside this weekend - Saturday 15th and Sunday 16th August and the bridge will be closed to the public both days to enable the work to proceed safely.

The group have already upgraded the smaller of the two bridges, this involved replacing rotten timbers and railing supports and laying a non slip fibreglass walking surface. The railings were also painted. There has been a lot of favourable comment on the upgraded smaller bridge which is now much safer for pedestrians. The bigger bridge is on a different scale of magnitude and although a start has been made on replacing timbers it is not guaranteed that the decking work will be completed this weekend.

It has been decided that for health and safety reasons, painting of the railings will be put off until a later date.

To coincide with the bridge work there will be a litter pick of both sides of the river - Highland Council are providing refuse sacks and will remove the full sacks.

Members of the public are invited to join with the Paths Group, the Wick Riverside Volunteers and members of Pulteneytown Parish Church for this community event - meet at 10.00am on Saturday either at the Riverside play park or beside the Boating Shed but remember the Coghill Bridge will be closed!

Volunteers are asked to provide their own gloves and observe 2 metre social distancing while litter picking. After the litter pick, volunteers are invited to join the Riverside Volunteers with a tidy up of the Rose Gardens, please bring your own weeding tools.

A special plea has been issued for someone with petrol powered hedge trimmers to trim the large overgrown bushes.