We needed to take action because:
- The tunnel was increasingly dark and forbidding, dirty and worn.
- There had been a recent proliferation of antisocial graffiti and reports of youth misbehaviour.
- Solo walkers and runners felt insecure.
- History was being lost.
- The village's economy had declined, with the loss of our bank and over 50% of shops having closed
- There was a real opportunity to make use of an under-valued space