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Concerns from Local Norden Residents

posted 1 Oct 2016, 05:25 by Rochdale & Bury Bridleways Association   [ updated 30 Sept 2019, 07:15 by Gill Morrell ]
We have received the following e-mail from a concerned resident in Norden. Please can we encourage all horse riders in the community to act in a responsible and considerate way for other path users.
If you are riding through such confined spaces when your horse passes its droppings please either dismount and kick them to one side or if you can not please return after your ride to move them to one side.
"I'm writing to complain about the mess left behind by horse riders. I understand the public footpath connecting Durnford close and heap road has been changed to a bridle path. The horse riders are showing no consideration for the local residents. Today I witnessed a mother pushing a pram turn around as she could not walk over the path because of the mess. It is unhygienic and unacceptable. This path is used by local residents many of which are young children or elderly. Why should they have to walk a longer way to access the village, shops, bus stops and school buses to avoid pushing a babies pram through horse poo? 
See attached photo."