The subject of resurfacing our drive has come up annually for many many years as the surface becomes riddled with potholes due to ever increasing usage and bad weather. We have never had the money to do a proper job, so we have regularly had to “patch” it.
After much research the most affordable solution for us was cement stabilisation by MP & KM Golding Road Reclamation Services who have also done extensive work for both the Forestry Commission and the National Trust. A very generous donation of £15,000 from The Hornbeams Society funded most of the £18,000 (incl VAT) cost of cement stabilisation of the drive which is expected to have a lifespan of at least 15 years and will therefore significantly reduce our ongoing repair and maintenance expenditure and improve access to the yard for our riders, volunteers and ponies.
In order to remember the generosity of the Hornbeams Society we propose to call the drive Hornbeams Way and will have a sign made to reflect this !