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Mill Stream path closed for tree works

Posted on 09 Nov 2020

The path that runs along the Mill Stream just outside the perimetre fence of WWT Arundel Wetland Centre (between Mill Road and the Arun River) has been closed for at least 21 days for tree works.

This is a popular path for local dog walkers as it joins the path along the Arun River. The West Sussex County Council has closed this path for a minimum of 21 days (as of Oct 31, 2020) but the path on the opposite bank remains open as an alternate route for walkers. Works in the area will be weather dependant so the path may be closed longer.

A recent tree inspection by the Wildfowl and Wetlands Trust revealed maintenance is required along the stream after bouts of heavy winds and rains this autumn. Trees and branches cut in this area must also be removed as not to become a floating hazard if the path is flooded by high tides and heavy rains this winter.

The bank of the stream closest to the perimeter fence with its walking path parallel to the reserve, is managed by Arundel Wetland Centre. Trees both inside and outside the fences of the wetland reserve are inspected regularly.