July 2015

posted 24 Mar 2016, 06:59 by Rochdale & Bury Bridleways Association

Committee Meeting – 23rd July 2015


Present:           Barbara Brown

                        Gwen Mann

                        Emma Metcalfe

                        Val Johnston

                        Irene Pope

                        Joan Snowdon

                        Lesley Tierney


Apologies:       Gill Morrell

                        Pat Tough


·         Minutes of Previous Meeting

Minutes can be posted to website.                                                           GM

·         Matters Arising

Change date on minutes to read 23rd April

·         Secretary’s Report

BB reported that so far we had 58 members.  Our Facebook page has reached 301 likes.

·         Treasurer’s Report

No report.

·         Website  

No report.

·         Rochdale Rights of Way

The gates at Lea Holme have been reported, they need handles putting on.

There is a new structure at Rochdale ROW with 4 new enforcement officers.  There is a budget of £40k to cover legal costs and £100k for improvements and repairs.

Building has started at Rainshore and the builders have been using the bridleway for access to the site.  Planning reference is 15/00397/FUL.  BB to write to case officer and report that builders are using this path instead of through the old mill site.

·         Bury Rights of Way

There is a problem at Chesham Park with access to a new housing development crossing the bridleway.  A decision to be made on 28th July.  IP had sent a letter to make them aware of the bridleway.  Maps have been put up in livery yards in Birtle.

Bury bridleways strategy has been passed to someone in Simister to mark that area. 

IP had experienced problems in the Buckhurst area with speeding vehicles.  Needs to log with the police.

·         Windfarms

Coronation Power are going to appeal but don’t know when it will go in.  There is a plan to make a 2 meter wide path separated from the road by a 1.2 metre high fence).  Examples of how to behave around horses had been quoted in letter sent.  IP asked if we would be prepared to pay Robin Carr for his help and advice.  Agreed.

Peel Holdings – Scout Moor extension.  No objection as it does not affect our routes.  An alternative bridleway is being provided.

·         Social

27th July
24th August – captions competition
28th September – Pat Tough – Team of Three
26th October – Judith Halstead – Equine Touch
30th November – Xmas Meal

·         Any Other Business

Report to council about bridleway at the side of Taylor Park – needs clearing properly.  Bridleway Roc9a

Rupp at Red Lumb with locked gate which shouldn’t be locked.

·         Next Meeting

To be confirmed.

(24th September 2015)