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Access to St. Thomas' Church - safety notice

posted 29 Dec 2013, 04:59 by St. Thomas' Church Aboyne   [ updated 29 Dec 2013, 05:00 ]

A quick update after last weeks winds, and specifically those on evening of 24th December.

  1. Path from Lych gate - OK for access- there were no further tree falls on this route, and it remains open.
  2. Path from Ballater Road - no further tree falls – but access still not available. The trees which fell in early December are yet to be fully cleared from the path.
  3. Path from Bridgeview Rd opposite the Academy/Community Centre. A large pine tree has fallen , and has landed with the top within 1ft of the bell tower . Direct access using the path next to the Bell Tower is therefore blocked, and access is only possible by detouring right round to the Church in an anti clockwise direction.
We hope to get the tree next to the bell tower cleared in the next couple of days.  The remaining clear up will take place in January.

Best Regards

Chris Erni, Vestry Member