A new ramblers route at Panshanger Park in Hertfordshire has been opened in memory of a Lafarge employee.
Butterfield Way, which links two existing rights of way, allows walkers to bypass the busy B1000 road.
It was officially opened by Rob Lester, Chairman of Hertingfordbury Parish Council and dedicated by Lafarge Aggregates and Concrete UK to Brian Butterfield, estates manager, Lafarge, who died in February.
Butterfield was a member of the Panshanger Management Committee and originally proposed the footpath link as he believed it would improve public access into Panshanger Park.
A much loved and well respected colleague he was also the longest serving Lafarge UK employee, having joined the business in 1961.
Lester said: “Although I had only made Brian’s acquaintance a short while before his untimely death, it was clear he played a major role in the Lafarge set-up at Panshanger and his incredible knowledge of the site I am sure will be missed. Our parish, and all who live in the Panshanger area, have much to thank him for.”
The ceremony was attended by 17 members of the Panshanger Liaison Group including Planning and Highway Officers from Hertfordshire County Council, Councillors Sally Newton, Peter Ruffles and Bryan Hammond and Hertingfordbury Parish Council members.