Footpaths & Open Spaces
Report from Footpath meeting held on 18th March 2016:-
“A Footpath Meeting was held on Friday 18th March 2016, led by Councillor
Graham Steady, Terry Hamilton, the Council’s Grounds Manager, and Roy Read from Natural England
Councillor Steady reported:-
The meting was attended by 53 residents; various questions were asked and
answered on the night.
Roy Read from Natural England joined in the presentation and is keen for us to liaise with him regarding Natural England’s scheme for a coastal path. An interesting point which was discussed was a crossing in the vicinity of the old railway bridge and the ford. At this stage everything is being considered so watch this space.
The next stage is to make contact with the interested groups and work to a plan so everyone can be catered for. There have been comments on social media regarding a footpath running along and incorporating the jetty on the hard, this was not brought up on the night. The Ordnance survey map we have does not show any such path, but I will continue to discuss this
with Natural England.
I have been asked since the meeting re this but the information I have given has been misreported on social media.”
A meeting has been arranged with the Horse Riding Group for 3rd May to discuss Bridleways and horse friendly areas.
There are currently 18 people on the waiting list, 7 people are not taking up plots at this time, the last person to put their name down on the list was 14th April 2016.
Attended the Allotment Annual General Meeting on Wednesday 6th April, which was well attended. Questions were asked by members of the Council concerning various issues, which were dealt with on the night, except the issue of a new storage facility at the allotments. There was a meeting with Jane Robinson of the Allotment Holders Society, Terry Hamilton and myself to discuss the Big Society Grant Application form, which Jane is quite happy to fill in and drive this scheme forward, with the Town Council supporting it.
Further to the advert in this months Chronicle, we have a had a number of enquiries for residents to go on to the allotment waiting list.