October 2017

posted 1 Apr 2018, 02:08 by Rochdale & Bury Bridleways Association

Committee Meeting – 17th October 2017


Present:           Barbara Brown

                        Heidi Jepson

Val Johnston
Gwen Mann
Irene Pope

                        Lesley Tierney

                        Pat Tough


                        Sarah Bamber            – Wardle Bridleways

                        Jenny Rand    - Wardle Bridleways

                        Nicola Tonge   - Milnrow/Newhey Bridleways

Apologies from Gill Morell


·         Minutes of Previous Meeting

Remove point about asking C Entwistle & Leila if they wanted a crystal.  They can then be published.


·         Secretary’s Report

No changes to membership.

·         Treasurer’s Report

No report

·         Website

No report

·         Rochdale Rights of Way  -

IP gave a brief history of the Northdene Drive claim for the benefit of our guests from Wardle and Milnrow.

It was reported that Woodtop was passed at the Township meeting on 4th October and that it had previously been approved at the Heywood Township meeting.  The legal notices should go up soon.

IP had spoken to Gill about the other claims in Norden but she hadn’t had time to look at them yet.

PT had received a letter from Julie Simpson to confirm that the Council are going to clear the bridleway at Crimble Lane.

GM stated that the gates on Shawfield Stones are appalling and need to be reported. 

·         Bury Rights of Way

IP stated that they were still awaiting an update on the Ainsworth paths, they are hoping that they are going to make the order.

Water is running onto the path at the “drains”.  IP has reported it to the council.

The claim is in for Ainsworth Hall Road but no update yet.  It had been agreed to put Elton first.  IP confirmed that the claims around Ainsworth were based on historical evidence,

·         Social

30th October          - Meeting cancelled.
27th November      - It was agreed to have a potato pie supper.

Other events

- BB, PT, IP and VJ are attending Air Ambulance Celebration Evening on 2nd November
- BHS Bridleway Days at Lymm Village Hall on 4th November at 10.00 am to 4.00 pm

·         Any Other Business

Sarah Bamber reported that the next Federation Meeting was at the Pack Horse.
It was suggested that we may have a joint talk with the other bridleways groups on clearing bridleways safely.

G Morrell has a contact who could do a talk on side saddle next year.


·         Next Meeting

Tuesday, 21st November 2017.