MAINTENANCE work is under way to spruce up Stratford Greenway in time for winter.
Warwickshire Country Parks team are carrying out improvements to the pathways and verges of the popular footpath.
And Countryside Rangers have assured that residents will still be able to use the path once work begins in earnest on Monday November 21.
But Greenway users are being urged to take extra care and ensure they have been seen by the tractor driver. Rangers have also requested that dog-owners keep their pets on a lead when passing any machinery.
Work began last week to mow the verges and the tractor will return in December for another two days – this time to cut back hedges and ensure that the paths are safe and accessible for all.
Path repair and ditching work will take place between Milcote and Long Marston, starting on Monday November 21 and lasting for approximately three weeks. The upgrades will help prevent the occasional flooding that has previously impacted the Knobbs Farm Crossing.
Coun Heather Timms, Warwickshire County Council spokesperson for environment, climate and culture, said: “After an incredibly busy half-term holiday across our country parks, now is the perfect time to make some important upgrades and improvements that will help keep our parks and greenways in tip-top condition.
“Works have been planned in a way that keeps disruption to a minimum, so walkers, wheelchair users, cyclists and horse-riders will still be able to enjoy travelling along the greenway surrounded by the beautiful autumnal leaves.”
More information and regular updates on the work can be found on the Stratford Greenway Facebook Page, or by visiting the Warwickshire Country Parks website at www.countryparks.warwickshire.gov.uk