Keepers Cottage – Tittford Bridge (Route R on map) now clear

On Sunday 19th August the dangerous section of over grown path right next to a barbed wire fence was cleared. With many hands it did not take long. Big thanks to John, Ted, Arthur, Clare, Yvonne, Pip and Chris.



Work Party Sunday 19th August 10am – Keepers Cottage

Your help needed for a bridleway clearance work party on Sunday 19th August, Keepers Cottage – Tittford Bridge (Route R on map). The section from Keepers Cottage through the field is overgrown and narrow.

Meet at  Keepers Cottage end at 10am (off the road leading down to the ford at Neen Savage).

Any questions contact John Sutton – 01746 718652.

Please note that if you are aware of any bridleways in the area that need some clearance work then do feel free to organise a work party and let Chris know so that he can put a notification on the website. This will also make sure that any work you do can be covered under the P3 group agreement with the council (thereby providing insurance cover).

Work Party Sunday 15th July 10am – Hinton – Winterdyne

Work Party Sunday 15th July

Clearance work party route A – Hinton to Winterdyne.

Meet 10am at Winterdyne end.

Contact: John Sutton

Quiz Night Success

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.


Quiz Night – Idea on numbers please

Quiz is on Saturday. We need a rough idea on how many will attend for food. If you have not done so please can everyone email or phone Chris/Jo with a rough idea of who they know may be attending –, 01299270514 .

Also can the people who said they will do a quiz round confirm they are still OK for this (see minutes from AGM).


Quiz Poster 16th June – with white background

(Quiz poster without blue background to save on blue ink)

PDF to download and print – Quiz-night-bridleways-whitebackground

Quiz Night Poster – 16th June 2018

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

Quiz Night Date – Sat 16th June 2018

We have booked Cleeton St Mary village hall for the fund raiser quiz on the evening of Saturday 16th June.

Please keep this free and let others know about the quiz.

2018 AGM 1st May 2018


John (Chairman), Gill, Chris, Jo, Clare, Sally, Alan, Steve, Philippa, Pete, Louise, Ted, Jo,


Yvonne, Sandra, John, Gill

Previous Minutes (see website):

These were approved by all attendees

Chairman’s Report:

There were various communications/meetings with Council and we were again promised that they would undertake major improvement work to route M – Walters Lane. So far this has not been done. Jo has been chasing and has been told that Roddy Yapp has been contracted to do the work which is planned for May 18.

ACTION: John to contact Roddy to check if this is correct and when work will start.

If the work has not been contracted then all members will be emailed to get them to contact council.

We have been provided with a report from Carl Pickup of the Shropshire Wildlife Trust on Route G (top of Cramer Gutter field) on how this can be improved. An application for funding to support this work was submitted to Green Shropshire XChange (thanks to Lousie for doing this). Unfortunately this was unsuccessful.

A number of successful work parties were held July/August to clear routes (see website for details). Thanks to all who helped.

During 2017 the group committed over 60 hrs of volunteer work (not including meetings etc.).


Last years ending balance as of 29th March 2017 was 378.46 (bank)+ 46.10(petty cash)

There was no fundraising undertaken in 2017.

We received £150 grant on 20th Feb 2018 from Shropshire Council towards P3 group running costs. £44 from petty cash was deposited leaving a balance of £572.46 as of 1st May 2018.


Trustees – Chris proposed that all attending to be elected as Trustees (see Present for list of names

Seconded by Clare Ratcliff

Chairman – John Sutton

Secretary/Treasurer – Chris Bargman

Proposed Clare, Seconded Lousie

The AGM was formally closed and the meeting then went on to discuss activities for 2018.

Improvement Projects

Crammer Gutter (across top of field)

It was agreed to try to apply for Tesco funding through their Groundwork scheme. Landowners written permission is required.

ACTION: Chris to forward copy of Landowners Permission Form to Carl Pickup (SWT)

ACTION: Gill to start to complete application

ACTION: Louise to email Gill copy of the application sent to Green Shropshire XChange


Prescott – Detton

Has been damaged by tractor use.

ACTION: Clare to raise issue with RW

Nunnery Lane

Could use small grant from Hopton Parish Council but will need a load of stone

ACTION: John to ask RK if they are able to provide us with stone

Route  from Cleeton over hill

Need to do more way marking.

ACTION: John to ask RK if they can supply some posts. A work party will then be arranged

Bank Top Farm to Musbatch

Needs clearing. Could do some initial work to clear overhanging branches and then further clearance later in year after main bird nesting is over.

ACTION: Clare to contact Pearces to see if they are OK for this.

High Lane to Bromdon

Needs route markers and improvement to a gate.

ACTION: John to arrange a work party if we can get some posts.

The Tangles

Needs work party to clear this route

ACTION: Work party to be arranged later in year (after main nesting is over)


Centre section needs drainage improvement work. This will require piping and stoning. Estimate cost approx £1000. Will need fund raiser to be able to fund this.

Factory Lane to Detton-Prescott

Is better and current owners seem supportive. Does need improvement around gate (very wet).

ACTION: John to talk to owners when an opportunity orrises to discus how this could be improved.

Fund Raiser Quiz

It was agreed to hold a “summer solstice quiz night”. Tickets £8 per person. Format similar to the successful quiz we held in 2016.

Proposed dates 15 or 16 June as Cleeton Village Hall.

A ploughman’s type lunch will be provided

ACTION: Steve to ask Yvonne to check on availability of hall

ACTION: Jo/Sally offered to organise food.

ACTION: When date agreed Clare to create and circulate poster and promote on Facebook page.

ACTION: 5 Quiz rounds plus 1 picture round – Chris, Pip, Louise, Pete (picture round), Yvonne, John/Gill to come up with ideas for a round each.

Meeting Closed


Meeting Tuesday 1st May – Reminder

Meeting to include our AGM to be held on Tuesday 1st May.

Start 7:30pm at Chris and Jo’s (Upper Marshes DY14 0JJ)

Please try to come along.

The meeting is open to anyone with an interest in keeping our local bridleways open and safe to use.

Let John or Chris know if you can/cannot attend.