Praise indeed from Alvediston Parish Council-
I write to thank you on behalf of the Alvediston Parish Meeting for the work undertaken to the right of way running east from Twenty Acre Cottages. At the most recent Alvediston Parish Meeting held on 12 May 2017 the subject of Nick Cowen's and the volunteers’ work on the right of way came up for discussion. The work was applauded and below is an extract from the Minutes to be presented at the next Parish Meeting.
"It was remarked by a number of Parishioners at the Meeting that the work completed had been of very high quality and that the WCC staff member responsible, Nick Cowen, was to be congratulated. The Meeting was informed that most of the work had been done by volunteers from the South West Ramblersand from Seeds for Success Group under the control of N Cowen assisted by Alex Howson The Meeting agreed that the Clerk should write to thank Mr Cowen and the volunteers for their excellent work [note: volunteer groups corrected]".
With kind regards Robert Macdonald, Clerk Alvediston Parish Meeting
Volunteers hard at work
Our heavy and light gangs work closely with a dedicated Council Footpath team to do what they can to protect and maintain where we walk, in extremely difficult financial circumstances. Not just in words, but hard work, each month getting out there to clear, repair and maintain and improve. See the lastest photos of the Heavy Gang taken in April and May. Including the Alvediston to tidy up and strengthen the revetments . The bridleway looks superb with the new stone surface. After lunch a couple of hours were spent wheeling more stone on the western end of the path, close to Norrington Cottages. A big thanks to the dedicted team that help keep our paths accessible.
Footpath Committee Minutes
The latest minutes can be read here.
Carry on Light Gang
Please click here to see the light gang's latest challenge.
Vital path clearing work carried out in August near Durnford on path 13 expertly led by Patricia.
If you come across a path that needs some attention contact Patricia and she may be able to schelule some clearance.
What we do
The footpath secretaries have one main function that is to represent Ramblers interests on all matters regarding Rights of Way. This is achieved in several ways:
- By maintaining a good relationship with the Rights of Way Warden for South Wiltshire
- Two groups of volunteers who do practical work, known as heavy gang and light gang
- Through the footpath committee
- Parish Reps
- Attending public inquiries to represent Ramblers interests
Carrying out Footpath surveys in conjunction with Wiltshire Council. The results of these feed into the council's maintenance programme.