EBA attends the opening of Platinum Jubilee Bridge


EBA was delighted to receive an invitation from Thurrock Council to attend the opening of the Platinum Jubilee Bridge on 1st June The Bridge, a footpath and bridleway linking the village of Horndon on the Hill with Stanford-le-Hope – has been renamed in tribute to The Queen's Platinum Jubilee.

Four local riders attended the ceremony, kindly co-ordinated by our Thurrock EBA Rep, Jenny Mann. Our Committee Members, Jan Arthur and Denise Dillon were also in attendance, representing EBA.  The Mayor of Thurrock, Cllr James Halden, was joined by Leader Cllr Rob Gledhill and Cllr Mark Coxshall, Cabinet Member for Regeneration and External Affairs, at the ribbon cutting to unveil the name plaques.

Originally called Horndon Bridge, Platinum Jubilee Bridge is one of four new bridges which form part of the A13 Road Widening Project. It is a key public footpath and bridleway for walkers, equestrians and residents, linking Horndon on the Hill from Horndon Road to the A1013 Stanford Road in Stanford-le-Hope.

Members of walking group Thurrock Ramblers also attended the unveiling.

Julia Wilson, Essex Bridleway Association Chairperson, said: "We are overjoyed that Thurrock Council has worked collaboratively to improve public rights of way to connect off-road access in this area. This bridge is a vital link for local equestrians."