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Clarington to build fence at end of Longworth Avenue to prevent trespassing on Municipal property

Clarington November 10, 2020/- To protect public safety, the Municipality is building a 1.8 metre or six-foot fence along the eastern end of Longworth Avenue. In addition, a five-metre long fence will be installed on the south side of Longworth Avenue, and a four-metre gate system will also be built at the eastern end attached to the longer section of fence to allow Municipal staff access to the property for ongoing maintenance. That property is Municipally-owned and also serves as a naturalized stormwater pond area.

The chain-link fence installation will begin on November 11. The area for the fence is marked in the aerial photo below in red.

Map showing location of fence

Residents have been accessing the property, but the terrain is unstable and contains a natural drop and the stormwater pond. The CN railway tracks also pose dangers to residents on the property. New signs will be installed to prevent trespassing. Residents must respect all signs and stay off this land, which is environmentally protected.

Municipally owned Environmentally Protected Property - No Trespassing
Photo above: Municipally owned Environmentally Protected Property - No Trespassing

There are several parks within walking distance of this property that residents can access for recreational use, including the Soper Creek Trail system. Bowmanville has one leash-free dog park currently located south of Highway 401 in the Bowmanville Harbour Conservation Area, near Liberty Street South and Lake Road. In the 2021 Budget, Council is considering building an additional leash-free dog park in North Bowmanville.

The Municipality of Clarington appreciates your assistance and understanding.

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