Good news. The Grant we were awarded by the Cleobury Rural Local Joint Committee has now been received and is in our account. This will allow us to go ahead with our plans for the new permissive route and improvements on Catherton Common.
The following is a copy of the consent form we have completed with Natural England to undertake the work on the permissive route and adjoining bridleway on Catherton Common.
A work party met on 21st June to clear the route T on our map (cuts the corner from Stock Hall Lane to the Common road. The council had previously installed some lovely easy open gates all along this route but it has needed clearing in a one section. This is now cleared and is passable. Let us know how you get on with using the new route.
Links to council website and problem reporting forms can now be found on Useful Links page.
Paula has reported a problem with a padlocked gate (route of K) to council. Contact details for this were: Bridleway route number 0537-28-1. Paula spoke to Lucy in the support office and her direct number is 01743 255066 or you can report problems by email to firstname.lastname@example.org
Please report problems as the more people who contact the council the more likely they will do something.
Please also inform the Clee View Bridleways group
email – email@example.com
A group of us met on a cold winters day to open up a bridleway that is on maps but had disappeared and was no longer used. The council have put a lovely new gate in off the road but there was no clear route. Well armed with brush cutters, loppers, chain saw we cleared the route K from the road down to where it joins an existing track (see below map). This is now usable and hopefully will not get too wet. We will come back and put way marker posts up in due course.
We also started work on the new permissive route (P2) which joins route K to route J and avoids the road. This route is not yet usable as there is a very wet patch where we plan to put in a drainage pipe. We hope to do this as soon as ground has hopefully dried up a little more.
Watch this space for updates and info on work parties.
To help improve Shropshire Councils services they undertake an annual outdoor recreation satisfaction survey and they would like to hear from us. In these days of stringent financial measures your responses will help them identify key areas for maintenance and development.
The survey should only take about 15 minutes and is in three parts:
Part 1 is about Rights of Way (footpaths and bridleways maintained by Shropshire Council)
Part 2 is about Parks, play areas and countryside sites managed by Shropshire Council
Part 3 asks for details about yourself.
You can fill in either or both parts 1 and 2, but please complete part 3.
Below is a link to their short questionnaire.
The closing date for responses is 31st March 2013.
We now have a Facebook page. Many thanks to Tanya for putting this together.
This has already proved a great way to get more people to know about the Clee View Bridleways Group and to promote our Quiz/Curry Night fund raising event on 9th Nov. We have had new people from both within the area and nearby get in-touch All are welcome to come and help us by attending events, helping at work parties, providing sponsorship/donations or attending our meetings. We look to meeting with our new supports soon.
I have made some updates/improvements to the website.
The list of route letters now only appears when you select the Map page.
I have added a list which will always show the latest 5 new post items.
Support Your Local Bridleways page is now Public so that people can now sign on as members.
Well done peter for dealing with the gate onto Silvington, works well and thank you. Feel like doing the same on the gate at the end of the old road (before it goes into fields)on new Cleeton BW. This needs the same as catch is very low so difficult. Well done working party at Prescott looks brilliant.