Church’s £20k makeover

Chatteris Parish Church refurbishing work now complete, (inculding new Tarmac and Stone path and edging.' Councillor Peter Murphy (left) and Bob Ollier (right) (Parks and Open Spaces Manager for Fenland District Council)
Chatteris Parish Church refurbishing work now complete, (inculding new Tarmac and Stone path and edging.' Councillor Peter Murphy (left) and Bob Ollier (right) (Parks and Open Spaces Manager for Fenland District Council)
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St Peter’s Church in Chatteris is looking better than ever following a major makeover carried out by Fenland District Council.

Gone are all the potholes, rough surface and ragged edges at the front. In their place has come a smooth Tarmac roadway and neat edging.

Chatteris Parish Church refurbishing work now complete, (inculding new Tarmac and Stone path and edging.

Chatteris Parish Church refurbishing work now complete, (inculding new Tarmac and Stone path and edging.

A new York Stone path leading from the street to the church entrance has been installed, replacing the old flagstones, many of which were broken and uneven. The work has also included a newly laid footpath to the rear entrance of the church.

Meanwhile, all the floral displays are ablaze with colour.

The £20,000 refurbishment has been funded from FDC’s capital programme for cemeteries and churchyards.

Councillor Peter Murphy, FDC’s portfolio holder responsible for the environment, said: “St Peter’s is one of the town’s most attractive features but the approach to it has been in a poor state for some time and it was getting worse.

Chatteris Parish Church refurbishing work now complete, (inculding new Tarmac and Stone path and edging.

Chatteris Parish Church refurbishing work now complete, (inculding new Tarmac and Stone path and edging.

“We’ve put a lot of money into this and The Landscape Group, our grounds maintenance contractors, have done a great job, with extra help coming from the town’s In Bloom volunteers. It’s a big improvement and means that the whole churchyard is now a really lovely place to walk through.”