A COMMUNITY group is working hard to tidy up a popular pathway in Cirencester.

The Riverside Walk is being renovated by a team from the Park Community Group (PCG) after falling into disrepair.

During the summer months, volunteers from the PCG are rolling up their sleeves to tidy the Riverside Walk pathway, which runs from Thomas Street past the open air swimming pool and Barton Mill to the Gloucester Street sluice gates.

It is currently weeding the area and later this year it is planning to introduce bird boxes.

The group has several other exciting plans for the area such as working with the town council to introduce signage boards with information about the history of the river, species that live in and around it and biodiversity.

Patrick Moylan, deputy chairman of the PCG said: “Sadly it is often unattractive and neglected which is why we decided to do something about it.

“We are quite good at writing letters and stirring the authorities to get them to do what they should do around the town but sometimes that isn't enough, we have to get on and do something practical and we are not afraid of getting our hands dirty.

“At this time of year with the water level low and vegetation getting out of hand it can look a real eyesore."

The group is also aiming to fix an uneven and broken path and an unsightly sewage pipe later this year.

Anyone who would like further information on the project should contact the PCG secretary Alison Horrocks on 01285 659628.