A Shropshire building company has stepped in to help a village cricket club with a pathway project.
Galliers Homes, which is developing 29 new properties at Bomere Heath, north of Shrewsbury, has linked up with the local cricket club to solve an access problem.
Andy Mcilroy, vice chairman of Bomere Heath Cricket Club explained: “We have great facilities and a fabulous area for our community to enjoy but, being situated 400 yards outside the village on a very busy road without a footpath has meant that many people have not been able to walk to us.
“However, we approached Galliers and they were only too keen to help resolve our issue, agreeing to build a footpath on the inside of the hedge, away from the road, providing a safe access for the local community to visit the ground.
“The results are absolutely fabulous. The Galliers development is bringing much-needed new blood to the village and hopefully will increase the number of people enjoying the cricket, rounders, football and potentially a new bowling green.
‘We cannot thank Galliers enough for their help – they are a developer who clearly wants to support the local community and we hope that this will be the beginning of a long term relationship that will benefit both the cricket club and the village.”
Sharon Taylor, marketing executive of Galliers, based on Shrewsbury Business Park, said that the firm was happy to build the new footpath and hoped that it would give a big boost to the cricket club and the village.