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Parish Council Walks Programme:

Stanford Hall - Walk and talk on June 21st

This year’s Parish Walks programme sees some departures from the usual. One involves a tour of the wildlife areas of British Gypsum including the flower meadow, pond, marvellous flower banks along the road into the site and a newly constructed sand cliff for sand martins. We will be reporting that in the autumn.

Another walk will be in time for readers of Barrow Voice to join on Wednesday 21st June. We are going to meet the Project Director of the Defence and National Rehabilitation Centre (DNRC) at Stanford Hall and hear him talk about the history and aspirations involved in building a “21st century facility which could readily take account of the advances in technology and clinical research that promise to dramatically alter the nature of rehabilitation medicine.” So Stanford Hall is the site which will provide state of the art medical and social rehabilitation for injured men and women of the armed services but also for people not from the armed services.

I have overheard lots of Barrow residents enquiring about the mighty cranes and obvious major building works that are so obvious from Cotes Road. I get a nighttime view from my kitchen window of a vast illuminated beacon. Soon we will find out all about it.

We will meet in the Three Crowns car park at 2:40, sort out car transport to Stanford Hall then meet the Director at 3:00. Following the talk we will do a circular walk of about three miles along the valley of the King’s Brook, up towards Hoton and then along Hoton Hills ridge with excellent views of Stanford Hall and the building works before dropping down and returning to our cars in the Stanford Hall car park. The walk is not difficult and is open to anyone. Just turn up at the Three Crowns car park.

Any enquiries to the Parish Office on 416016