The left side of Rydal Hill, was coned off to prevent parking, and further damage to the road, following the impact of Storm Desmond..
The road is open for church attenders, locals needing access to 27their properties, and for visitors to those properties, Rydal Hall and Rydal Mount. The road is open as usual for access, deliveries etc.
Dipper Bridgehas been closed since Storm Desmond. Work has now started on reconstruction. It has taken organisation as it carries gas & electric, and the old Estate water supply is just below one of the piers.
It is good news as LDNPA had said that the repair (replacement!) of the bridge was a priority, but would not happen until mid-July, but LDNPA later said that they would finance this, get on with the work now, and get their EU money later.
The new bridge will be a little wider, to allow wheel chairs to use it.
The land around this spot, goes to a private owner this Thursday. A TV interview from here about the sale may go out on Friday, (Border News).
News of the proposed sale of land in nearby areas by the Lake District National Park to private individuals has raised serious concerns in our village (and beyond) about the speed and lack of consultation in the manner in which this has been conducted by the LDNP, and we strongly believe that this land should remain in public ownership, or at least that the sale should be delayed in order to give public representatives adequate opportunity to consider how to respond.
News, items of interest and issues which concern residents (and visitors) of Rydal.