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.
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.
Big Quiz Night and Raffle
From 7pm on 7th April 2017
At the Farlow and Oreton Village Hall
Come and support Andy Killey who is running in the London Marathon on 23rd April 17 to raise money for the Lingen Davies Cancer Fund
Baked potato and chilli (vegetarian option available )
Bring your own drink
£7.00 per person
All proceeds to the Lingen Davies Cancer Fund, registered charity no1160922
If anyone is willing to contribute a quiz round they can contact me by email at firstname.lastname@example.org or ring or text on 07967049042
A recent automatic security and compatibility update to the underlying website software for the Clee View Bridleway Group meant that the old website stopped working. I am in the process of updating the website to use this latest software. This will be much better for mobile devices and should provide a better system for the future but it will take some time for me to make all the changes. Hopefully the key information will still be available and usable but please let me know if you are having problems.
We aim to have a quick meeting at 7:15 and then meal at 7:45.
Hopefully you have already given your menu selections to Yvonne.
Our fundraiser Quiz was a great success. We had 9 teams on the night and raised £442.10! (Food costs to come in).
Many thanks to all who attended and a special mention and thanks to:
Paula, Gill and Sally for organising and preparing the ploughman’s supper and nibbles
Steve for donating the pork pie
Clare for donating the winners and booby prizes
Everyone who donated a raffle prize
Steph for her cash donation (she was not able to attend due to her own fundraiser event that night for the Nepal Appeal
Yvonne, Clare, Chris, Jo, Louise for organising the question rounds
We had a stand at Farlow School Fete on Saturday (10th Sept) to promote the work we are doing in the area. We had lots of interest and some new members sign up. We also used this as an opportunity to promote our fund raiser Quiz to be held on Friday 21st October. Please note this date in your diaries.
Our fun competition to guess the number of miles of public rights of way in Farlow Parish was a great success. We had over 50 entries, thanks to all who had a go. The target was 15.2 miles and the winner on 15 miles was Arthur Ratcliff, a very close second was Ray Bentley on 15.5.
Many thanks to Bakers Of Tower Street, a top quality independent Cafe in Ludlow, for providing a generous voucher as a prize. www.bakersoftowerstreet.co.uk .
Thanks to Clare, Yvonne, Chris, Jo for setting up and running the stand and to Paula for organising the prize.
Finally we are hoping for a visit by Tim Simmons, council Byways Officer, either 14th or 15th September to look at our priority projects and hopefully provide some help to get these sorted.
We are running a fund raising escorted ride on Saturday 3rd September. Start 10.30am from the New Inn, Oreton.
Mainly walk, trot to suit most levels of riding.
Approx 3 hrs or shorter route approx 2 hrs.
Anyone taking part does so at their own risk.
(Proceeds towards purchase of materials and hire of equipment for bridleway improvement projects in our area)
Phone John to book a place on 01746 718652.
I have recently received an email from Andrew Kelly re “Lost Ways” (see below). We can discuss at our next meeting.
I see that you and several others are interested in keeping bridleways open to which I have to say is great news. The sad fact is as I am sure you are fully aware is that the Government are about to bring in the section of the Countryside and Rights of Way Act that deals with “Lost Ways”. I suspect that you like me are very disappointed that this is to happen but it is so we will have to live with it.
The reason for contacting you tonight is that the Shropshire Committee of the British Horse Society are holding an evening to start showing people how they can claim these lost ways that we need to save. I presume that you and others are hard at work already on this project? However, if you are interested in coming along please let me know. It is being held at Berriewood on Thursday June 16th.
Please let me know if you are interested in the Lost Ways project or indeed what are your group doing to help plus how many of you would be coming to the BHS meeting that evening?
Thank you and I await to hear further from you.