Canvey Gateway

Taking shape

The Stepping Stones have come home.

Castle Point Council in partnership with Ground Work South East with funds from Veolia Pitsea Marshes Trust are working hard to change this once unkept piece of land into a parkland.

Trees have been planted with bronze, silver and gold leaves to celebrate this summer’s olympic mountain biking event in Hadleigh. Part of the site will be left as meadow, there will be a Sundial sculpture, footpaths and a ditch running through the site.

The three surviving stepping stones from the original Benfleet-Canvey crossing have been placed in part of the ditch so that visitors will be able to cross at that point. An information board will be placed on site giving the history of the crossing and bridges.

The Stepping Stones are now in place in the new

Aproaching the sundial

Comments about this page

  • Thanks for this update Jan, it does appear to be taking shape.

    By Graham Stevens (16/07/2012)
  • Yes it is Graham. Lovely to see the stepping stones back where they belong. I was itching to step on them but with my balance problem I could see me ending up in the mud.

    By Janet Penn (16/07/2012)
  • It is seeing things like this that start once again to make me feel very homesick………I think it is a brilliant idea to bring them back into use…….Well done to all involved……..

    By Carol Norman (nee Macquarie) (07/08/2012)

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