Many thanks to everyone involved with the Quiz night on Saturday 17th June. It was a huge success with lots of laughs.
Through ticket sales and raffle we raised a total of £328 after taking off costs for the food and hall hire.
We now have enough money to be able to tackle a bridleway improvement project which we will discuss at our next meeting.
It took a while and a lot of chasing but work has now been completed on Walters Lane. This was funded by the Council and done by Roddy who has done a great job and it should stay usable throughout the year. Well done to all involved.
Don’t forget the Quiz night fund raiser on 16th June !
We need to promote the Quiz night. Clare has created a poster (link below to pdf). Please print and put up/circulate.
Quiz night poster
Mortimer Forest is a wonderful local place to ride and walk away from traffic and people. You are probably already aware but there is a threat to the forest with the proposed development of a holiday park with 68 log cabins. If you want to save the forest please sign the petition now.
More info can be found on – https://www.save-mortimer-forest.co.uk/
We have been told by Shropshire Council that the work on Walters Lane is now booked for May this year. A quote was supplied to the council by a local contractor which they have approved. Start on the project has been put back to May to allow the ground conditions to dry out.
Thanks to Jo for her persistence.
Please find below a link to the Shropshire User Survey for 2017-2018.
We really do need to get responses up from Equestrians.
Each member of a family can fill in a separate Survey as an Equestrian. They can also do a separate one, if they wish, for other disciplines like walking, as this would have different responses.
Equestrian responses were outnumbered last year by responses from cyclists.
In 2016 there were only 48 responses from Equestrians to the User Survey, and in 2017 this increased to 133.
At the end of October 2017 the BHS alone had 1,357 BHS members in Shropshire, with regionally 7,456 BHS members, with no doubt many equestrians on our borders who ride into Shropshire.
I know we all get fed up filling in these sorts of survey and not seeing any outcome but for 5 minutes effort we need to be doing this and get the numbers of responses up. This is an annual survey so please do fill it in, and pass the link on.
Follow the link below and click on the ‘How to get involved’ tab
For your information there is an Equi Pilates class starting at Cleeton St Mary Village Hall on Jan 23rd which may be of interest to local riders.
See Poster for details – Pilates Poster
We will have our Christmas/social meal and meeting on Wednesday 10th January at the Fighting Cocks Stottesdon. Put this date in your diary.
Menu choice to follow.
Clare has kindly put together the attached poster we can use to help promote the group Please feel free to print out and put up in suitable locations.
Cleeview poster 2017
Had a call from council byways to say they will start work on improving Walters Lane in next couple of weeks. Hopefully the stone will be delivered next week and then they will bring their digger over and complete the work.
Not sure if any of our members did contact the council following my recent email but if so thank you.