Closure of Netherhall school off road cyclepath

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Added by Phillip Barnett

(Originally sent to Camb cyclist mailing list)
Does anyone know why the off-road cyclepath from Cherry Hinton park to Netherhall school has been closed all week? The northern half of this is locked by gates at both ends, (private land, belonging to school) and is open daily just before school, and just at end of school, half hour at a time, for children to get to school off road. Apparently, the primary school at the south end of the path has objected (don't know why? Maybe worried about possible accidents with their children?)
So for the first time in decades, it's been closed.
And so now my children are being forced onto longer routes, on busy schoolrun roads, when they had a perfect off-road route, door to door offroad cyclepath all the way!
I'm sure it's a backwards step in terms of child safety. I will take it up with the school but wondered if anyone knew what's going on?
Thanks

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