Care home's land will fill missing link in cycle path
FROME'S Missing Link, the cycle path between the town and Radstock, is now a step closer thanks to new care home Rossetti House.
Gracewell Healthcare, the owners of Rossetti House, has donated part of its land so that it is possible to complete the link alongside the River Frome behind Welshmill Lane.
The section of land, at the rear of the care home, which measures 15 square metres was gifted after campaigners approached Gracewell Healthcare with their plan to complete the cycle path which runs from Bath down to Radstock, along the old railway line and on into Frome.
Rossetti House home manager Mark Barnes said he was delighted that the home could play a part in making the Missing Link a reality.
Mr Barnes said: "As someone who has lived in Frome for many years I know how popular the campaign is to complete this cycle track.
"It will be so wonderful for the town that you can now cycle through beautiful countryside, and away from the roads, all the way from the centre of the town to Bath.
"It's also great news for our residents who will be able to see people coming and going along the cycle path from the garden or from their window. The stretch of path along the river really is idyllic."
The gift was made possible thanks to the support of the Royal Bank of Scotland, Gracewell Healthcare's bankers.
Mark Vose, of the Missing Link campaign, was delighted with the donated land.
Mr Vose said: "This is one of the final pieces in the puzzle and will mean that we can now look forward to a completely uninterrupted cycle path from Bath all the way down into the heart of Frome.
"On behalf of the campaign I'd like to thank Gracewell Healthcare for their generosity and for helping make the Missing Link a reality."