This is the story of Lucy’s Mill Bridge in Stratford upon Avon where William Shakespeare may well have crossed.
Its Victorian look became this Art Deco version we now all see.
Starting from the Bancroft is a wonderful walk it takes residents and visitors down our beautiful riverbank to Lucy’s Mill Bridge just down river from two weirs.
There could be something very new and special that makes the bridge a bridge for everyone instead of steep steps that many cannot use. Warwickshire County Council have stated that they would have to fund changes, but if the bridge were owned by another body, then there could other opportunities to find funding that WCC cannot access.
Please ask your County Councillor to find out who new owners of the bridge could be. Ask your District and Town Councillors to support this. It’s been too long waiting for funding to come for cycling and pedestrians projects which are combined.
Making a decision about Lucy’s Mill Bridge – Here is ALL the evidence (LOTS OF IT NEW) – what do you think?
It’s a wonderful week here in Stratford. The River Festival will bring many many visitors to our town. We have a riverside walk that is so beautiful, a walk that goes down to Holy Trinity and then a few metres later takes people into the basin below the weirs and to Lucy’s Mill Bridge. Just now, these views are spectacular. The river is has many reed beds, and our swans, ducks and coots sail between them whilst people watch from the riverbank … and the bridge. Read more →
Seeing the Wood for the Trees – How many people presently use Lucy’s Mill Bridge – how many could?
We did some very specific surveying of how people presently use the bridge. We could have just counted numbers crossing, a very simple method. The most complicated way to find out about use would have been to have had questionnaires to give to people on the bridge, but that would have prevented people from going about how they normally use the bridge and we could only have taken a sample of the numbers of present users.
This is what you’ve said so far – and answers to questions you’ve had – what would you like to add, now you’ve seen all the evidence?
Over 2017 we did lots of public consultation. We had an online and paper questionnaire that people contributed to. We held an Open afternoon in the Town Hall where people could see seven presentations and give their thoughts and then the Stratford Facebook Forum very kindly promoted our posts and hundreds of people comment – and thousands look at them.
All this feedback is below plus the transcript of an interview we did for Welcombe Radio. In that interview two of our ‘expert friends’ answered many questions people have raised. Read more →
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