In the middle of Crudwell village, opposite the Mayfield House Hotel, is a large field which people often use to walk their dogs. There’s a footpath which follows the line of the Swill Brook and goes across the bridge and round the back of Crudwell School.
This field is owned by the Diocese of Bristol – the church organisation responsible for looking after church buildings and land in the Bristol area. The diocese plans to fence off the part of the field to the south of the footpath so it can be used for grazing livestock. This means that most of the field will not be available any more for dog walking.
The diocese has offered to lease the remaining area of land – roughly from the stream to the footpath – to the Parish Council to use as community land. We would be responsible for keeping it neat and tidy, and cutting the grass, and it would be available for public use.
We’d like to know what you think about that idea! Would you use the land? What for? Should we try and turn it into a facility the village doesn’t have at the moment, and – if so – what could that be? Or do you think it would just become a litter-strewn eyesore, and we should turn down the offer from the diocese? Please let us have your thoughts by using the Contact form on the website, or by email to.