April 2015

posted 24 Mar 2016, 06:52 by Rochdale & Bury Bridleways Association   [ updated 24 Mar 2016, 06:56 ]

Committee Meeting – 23rd April 2015


Present:           Barbara Brown

                        Emma Metcalfe

                        Val Johnston

                        Irene Pope

                        Joan Snowdon

                        Lesley Tierney


Apologies:       Gwen Mann

                        Gill Morrell

                        Pat Tough


·         Minutes of Previous Meeting

Minutes can be posted to website.                                                           GM

·         Matters Arising

BB to contact Council about bridleway sign near bird sanctuary.
IP had not received any reply from Councillor at Edenfield
Woodtop claim is in a mess.  We will probably have to start again.

·         Secretary’s Report

BB reported that so far we had 57 members.  Our Facebook page has reached 257 likes.

·         Treasurer’s Report

No report.

·         Website  

No report.

·         Rochdale Rights of Way

The Rochdale ROW meeting was on 15th April.  Gwen/Joan couldn’t attend.
IP has got another name for Rochdale Rights of Way and will email it to Gwen.

Bury Rights of Way

Ainsworth/Elton Loop – There are some houses being built between the railway lines and a recreational route around the edge has been approved.  IP to write to the head of planning to make sure that horses are included.

There are big plans in the pipeline for Burrs Country Park, IP to try and tag on to it and get a route through the park and possibly an arena.

Bury Bridleways Strategy – wishlist has been drawn up needs completing for Simister area.

Dickey Bird Estate – David Chadwick is going to contact the landowner.

Paths in Bury being checked by ramblers later this year.  (Already done in Rochdale).

·         Windfarms

Coronation Power – no decision to be made until after the election
Peel – objections need to be in by 29th April, not on Rossendale website yet.  IP stated we had no objection if the proposed route is going to be open for the 25 year duration of the windfarm.

·         Social

It was agreed to cancel the April and May meetings.

29th June – Peter Fenton – Modern Dental Techniques.  Needs to go on website.   GM

·         Any Other Business

JS still to get a quote for the bridleway up the side of the golf course which is overgrown now that there is no way to get through Taylor Park.  JS

Motorbike show at Pack Horse on Sunday.. notice on Facebook to warn riders..

It was agreed to contribute to improve the surface of the bridleway behind Joan’s.


·         Next Meeting

18th June 2015 - .8.00 pm – venue to be confirmed.

Next Meeting – 12th February at 8.00 pm at Gill’s.

Apologies from Emma.