Pub garden hosts information board
AN information board has been unveiled in Old Sodbury to help mark 50 years of work by Cotswold voluntary wardens.
Wardens in the Cotswolds Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty were first established in 1968 and there are now 400 people undertaking a variety of tasks, from repairing and restoring drystone walls to maintaining footpaths, planting trees and leading guided walks.
A number of anniversary events will be held throughout the year, with the unveiling of the board in the garden of the Dog pub in Old Sodbury the first for the Avon Valley district branch of the warden scheme.
Richard Wilson, the district’s chairman, was joined by other wardens and friends for a ribbon cutting ceremony led by local South Gloucestershire councillor Sue Hope and Sodbury Town Council chairman Phil Rumney.
Mr Wilson said the board provided information on the local area and its history for walkers and other visitors.
Along with the Cotswold Way long distance path, two other trails also meet in Old Sodbury - the Jubilee Way and the Frome Valley Walkway, while information is also given on local interest points such as the Chipping Sodbury railway tunnel and Sodbury Hill Fort.
Anyone interested in the work of the wardens should visit www.cotswoldsaonb.org.uk/looking-after/voluteering for more information.