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Warning not to use Purbeck coastpath while work goes on
1:00pm Friday 25th October 2013 in News
CYCLISTS and walkers are continuing to use the Priest’s Way path despite it being shut for urgent repairs, it has emerged.
Project officer Ian Vaughan-Arbuckle, who worked to secure the funding needed to restore the ancient track linking Swanage to Worth Matravers, says closure notices are in place along its three mile length but people are choosing to ignore them.
“This practice is dangerous, particularly as the surface of the path is in different stages of repair,” he warned.
“People must realise that repairs will be ongoing until early December and in the meantime, the surface will be in various stages of repair. How anyone could think that was the finished surface beggars belief.”
Mr Vaughan-Arbuckle said a number of other cyclists, who have taken to social media sites to question the path's surface, seem to be under the wrong impression the pathway is finished.
“I would ask people to be patient and observe the closure notices until the path is reopened.”
The work by Dorset County Council is scheduled to finish early December.
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