The California Brook runs through the Southcourt Ward of Aylesbury. Following the opening of the Bourg Walk Bridge it became evident that the area around the brook was in need of some enhancements.
The hedges and trees surrounding the brook were very overgrown with branches hanging into the water allowing floating debris to be caught. The brook itself was in some cases clogged with other items that at some time had been deposited in the stream. Close by stood a row of dilapidated garages which did not add to the ambiance of the area.
Bucks C.C., VAHT, Aylesbury Town Council, Aylesbury College, local residents, PCSOs, Aylesbury Vale District Council and the Fire Service all had a hand in transforming the area to a peaceful walkway.