A new bridge has been officially opened in Shenstone.
The ribbon was cut on Calder Crossing by Susan Calder, wife of the late Jim Calder on July 28.
Jim was the founding chairman of the Little Holms Lammas Land Management Committee and has had the bridge dedicated to him.
The bridge, which crosses Footherley Brook, and path are fully accessible so that everyone can get to the public open spaces at either end of the crossing.
Cllr Sheila Beilby, Vice Chairwoman of Shenstone Parish Council, said:
“It was wonderful to welcome so many people to the official opening of Calder Crossing. It is thanks to Jim Calder’s vision and hard work that it has been created, and I hope it is a fitting tribute to his memory.
“We worked with local school children, groups and residents on our plans for the crossing, and I am sure they will enjoy using it to get to our local beauty spots, Lammas Land and Little Holms, for their fun and games, walks and wildlife education sessions.”
Shenstone Parish Council was able to go ahead with its plans for Calder Crossing thanks to £30,000 funding, secured by Lichfield District Council through Section 106 Agreements.
Councillor Neil Roberts, Lichfield District Council’s Cabinet Member for Development Services, added:
“It is important that developers’ contributions are put towards schemes that will benefit the local community. Calder Crossing will do just that and will be much used by the whole community for years to come.”