The Middlezoy Arts group, as part of the 2018 Middlezoy Arts Festival, undertook a major project aimed at improving local footpath access and, in particular, the creation of a circular walk with improved access. This project was split into two sections, the first being a series of woodcarving workshops where people were encouraged to carve posts and signs to be installed as part of the upgrade (tools and tuition were partly funded by the Arts Festival). The second half of the project was the purchase and installation of the materials for upgrade of the footpath furniture. The installation work was understaken by a group of volunteers.
Major funding for the overall project was provided by Hinkley Point C Community Fund with additional funding and support provided by a number of local companies and individuals. In all, it is estimated that well over fifty people have been involved with the project in one way or another.
Additional work for 2019 is planned to both finish the circular walk and to do additional upgrades aimed at creating a series of “out-and-back” easy access routes. We are also hoping to continue the work in future with further upgrades and clearing of the less used paths.
The wood-carving group has also continued into 2019 with this year’s theme being old names. The carvers are working on producing carved wooden signs of the traditional names for streets, lanes and fields around the village.
Middlezoy Heritage Group have provided assistance in deriving traditional names from maps of the village dated 1787 and 1800.
If you would like to get involved or would like further information, please contact Ian Henderson (Middlezoy Arts Committee Works Co-ordinator).
Please click here for photos and details of the project
Please click here for the Middlezoy Circular Walk map
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