Bridleway shut after 'broken glass' mix up
PUBLISHED: 12:03 03 September 2019 | UPDATED: 12:50 03 September 2019
Broken glass showering a woodland bridleway has forced health and safety officers to close it, following a mix up over resurfacing the path.
The public footpath, which runs through Brockley Combe, has been blocked off and a notice put up prohibiting access to pedestrians and horse-riders for the time being.
North Somerset Council's officers took the decision to close the right of way as a precaution at the end of August.
The council's spokesman said: "The new owner of the woodland has laid a new road surface in part of the woodland.
"The supplier of the stone sent a rouge load to the site which contained glass and other material unsuitable for a bridleway surface.
"The council is in communication with the landowner to resolve the issue but has in the meantime decided to temporarily close the route to the public as a precautionary measure.
"We are unable to provide a date for reopening at this stage."
The notice, dated August 20, says the order will last for 'no more than 21 days'.
However, a new order could be put up at the end of next week to extend the closure, if the problem has not be resolved to the council's satisfaction.