New footpath for Hertfordshire Park after receiving funding from the Tarmac Landfill Communities Fund

August 6, 2021

A grant from the Tarmac Landfill Communities Fund has enabled a popular Hertfordshire park to make significant repairs to a deteriorating public footpath.

The Highfield Park Trust was awarded funding of £15,000 from the Tarmac Landfill Communities Fund to complete the repairs, which have made a significant improvement in ensuring the park is fully accessible for all park users.

Highfield Park is a rural public park on the south-eastern side of St Albans, Hertfordshire. It is managed by the Highfield Park Trust and covers 82 acres of woodlands, orchards, meadows, ponds, allotments, gardens and amenity land. The footpath repairs have been completed on the Hill End side of the park.

Richard Bull, park manager and company secretary at the Highfield Park Trust, said: “The trust would like to thank everyone who has contributed to achieving this funding, especially Daisy Cooper MP, Dreda Gordon and Cllr. Anthony Rowlands for their letters of support.

“Both myself and our chairman, Tim Abbott, have spent many hours working on this project so it’s great to finally see it completed. It is an excellent result for the Highfield Park Trust in our 25th anniversary year.”

Mike Pendock, strategic planning manager for Tarmac, said: “We are pleased to have been able to support the Highfield Park Trust with this project and hope the footpath is enjoyed by local residents for many years to come.”

You can find out more about the Highfield Park Trust here.