Community to celebrate Rhode Lane revamp

Parkour workshops and BMX displays will help residents celebrate the completion of improvements to Rhode Lane in Hamp by The Bridgwater Way’s DIY Streets Team.

On Sunday 28 September at 2pm, Rhode Lane will be officially opened by the Mayor of Bridgwater, with festivities carrying on throughout the day until 7pm. The event will take place at Sunnybank on the road and will feature fun for all the family.

There will be BMX displays from Nickelodeons Matti Axel, Parkour workshops, photography workshops, a bouncy castle, the judging of the Great Hamp Bake Off and much more. The day will be rounded off with a film screening on the bicycle powered cinema.

The event will mark the completion of a project to improve the safety and feel of the road and area outside Sunnybank on Rhode Lane, Hamp. The project has been managed by The Bridgwater Way’s DIY Streets Team in Hamp.

Councillor Harvey Siggs, Member for Highways and Transport, said: “I’d like to congratulate the project team for their hard work in creating this attractive yet safe area located in such a busy part of Hamp. The space is looking fantastic and is truly a place for the whole community to come together and enjoy.”

Nine-year-old Pheobe Howes from Bridgwater has also become the latest winner of a free bike in The Bridgwater Way’s on going competition. She was entered into a prize draw at an Easter Treasure Hunt in April.

Phoebe said: “Thank you to The Bridgwater Way for my new bike, I am really looking forward to cycling in Haldon Forest.”

There will be more chances to win at the Rhode Lane event, enter online at http://www.thebridgwaterway.com or visit the Facebook page http://www.facebook.com/TheBridgwaterWay.

Funded by the Department for Transport, The Bridgwater Way includes 6.5miles of new or improved cycle paths and walking routes and a host of activities to encourage sustainable transport and ease congestion. It is being delivered through a partnership of Somerset County Council, Sustrans and Sedgemoor District Council.