Pathways and alleyways are now free of weeds and overgrown plants in Marlow, as the town council's probation service project, Community Payback, restarted last month.

Certain parts of the town are now clear of the unwanted plants with several bushes and trees getting trimmed, with the project being put on hold due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.

Following the restart, those taking part in the project have since cleared alleyways in Trinity Road to Oak Tree Avenue, Trinity Road to Oak Tree Road and Foxes Piece to Newfield Gardens.

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The perimeter of Gossmore Park was also given a tidy up, with the town council’s grounds maintenance staff clearing the alleyways at Seymour Park, the Rushes (off Henley Road) and from Victoria Road to Newfield Gardens.

Mayor Richard Scott said: “The council recognises that the recent good weather and the exercise culture that has expanded rapidly during the Covid pandemic has seen more residents using the various footpaths and cycleways around the town.

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“We are delighted that a substantial number of these paths have now been cleared of vegetation to allow more space for all users.”

Bushes elsewhere around the town that were crowding into pedestrian pathways have also been cut back.

Work will continue on more roadside bushes and alleyways throughout the summer.