January 2016

posted 24 Mar 2016, 07:03 by Rochdale & Bury Bridleways Association

Committee Meeting – 14th January 2015


Present:           Barbara Brown

                        Gwen Mann

                        Emma Metcalfe

                        Gill Morrell

                        Val Johnston

                        Irene Pope

                        Joan Snowdon

                        Lesley Tierney

Apologies:       None



·         Minutes of Previous Meeting

Minutes can be posted to website.                                                           GM

·         Matters Arising

Taylor Park – Gill has walked with the contractor but not received quote yet.  Possible ward funds available.

Gwen confirmed that if builders at Rainshore want to use the bridleway route they have to put in a planning application.

·         Secretary’s Report

Facebook page has reached 500 “Likes”.

·         Treasurer’s Report

Gill presented the final accounts for review prior to the AGM. 

·         Website  

No report

·         Rochdale Rights of Way

Gwen reported that no-one had attended the Rochdale Rights of Way meeting but they had requested an update on outstanding issues, ie. Woodtop, row through castle hill quarry diversion, Rainshore Mill bridleway.

JS meeting with S Pike on 2th January about the current position with Woodtop.  She will report back at the next Committee Meeting.

BB confirmed that the paths reported for possible flood damage funding were Black Dads, Nabbs Wife and Broadley to Prickshaw path.  Mine Street had been reported but had been fixed as the bin wagon couldn’t get up.

·         Bury Rights of Way

IP reported that permission had been refused for a wind turbine facing towards Edenfield.

Sillingurst Farm – no update from David Chadwick, IP will raise at the next LAF.  IP will keep a record of the activities.

Buckhurst – ongoing problems.

Ainsworth Loop – a claim has been submitted for a path around Elton reservoir.
There is a section not on the definitive map and the old railway line between Buryt and Bolton has been suggested as an alternative route by the planning officer.

There has been some flood damage on the motorway bridge approach which has been repaired by the golf club.

·         Windfarms

Coronation Power – Rooley Moor Windfarm is now dead!

Peel Holdings – Scout Moor extension has been called in by Secretary of State.  IP will circulate letter for review which has to be sent in by 15th February.

·         Social

25th January – AGM – Gwen & Joan are resigning. Order sandwiches/chips.
29th February – pasture management. BB has contact.
March – scrap – Easter Weekend
May – miss May – bank holiday weekend

·         Any Other Business

IP brought a copy of an article about a path in Waterfoot  where the council wants to tarcmac.  Following a demonstration there is now a temporary suspension of the plan.

·         Next Meeting

18th February 2016