Chelmsford’s New Bridge Linking Parks is Officially Opened

10 June 2019

Chelmsford's new bridge in the city centre.

For eager High Chelmer shoppers, F45 gym-goers and for those visiting Essex County Cricket and of course, Gepp Solicitors, the new bridge is a welcome new addition to the local area!

After approximately 60 years the bridge connecting Sky Blue Pastures and Bell Meadow which lies behind Gepp Solicitors office was reinstated by Chelmsford City Council. The original pedestrian bridge is believed to have been installed in the mid-19th century and was subsequently removed during the 1960’s as part of the town’s flood protection program.



Having already been enjoyed for the last couple of weeks by the general public, today marked the official opening of the new bridge by Chelmsford’s new Mayor, Cllr Bob Massey. As well as those wishing to enjoy the delights of these two landscaped parks, this bridge will also provide easier access to the Essex County Cricket Ground’s River Gate entrance.

Gepp Solicitors Senior Partner, Roger Brice was joined by CEO Mike Cubbin and other distinguished guests for the cutting of the ribbon. The extensive works in these two parks as well as other landscaped areas throughout the City are managed under the watchful eye of Paul Van Damme, Chelmsford City Council’s Parks & Green Spaces Manager.