RAMBLERS and walkers now have a safer stretch of footpath to follow thanks to a new route that has been opened at Panshanger Park, in Hertfordshire. Butterfield Way, which links two existing rights of way, allows walkers to bypass the busy B1000 road.
Officially opened by Rob Lester, chairman of Hertingfordbury Parish Council, Lafarge Aggregates and Concrete UK have dedicated the new footpath in memory of estates manager Brian Butterfield, who died in February.
Mr Butterfield was a member of the Panshanger Management Committee and originally proposed the footpath link, as he believed it would improve public access into the park. He was also Lafarge UK’s longest-serving employee, having joined the business in 1961.
Speaking at the official opening of the footpath, Rob Lester said: ‘Although I had only made Brian’s acquaintance a short while before his untimely death, it was clear he played a major role in the Lafarge set-up at Panshanger and his incredible knowledge of the site will, I’m sure, be missed.’