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January 2013

posted 23 Jan 2013, 12:01 by Rochdale & Bury Bridleways Association

January 2013

 

Dear All

 

Happy New Year everyone, let’s hope it stops raining this year (I think I probably said that last year too!).

 

Bridleway News

 

·         Heap Road (near old Norden Chimney)

No further update on this all we know is its still not signed off.  There is a Rights of Way meeting at the Town Hall on Monday night so we may know more after that.

·         Red Lumb

Some grids have been installed across Overtown Lane in Red Lumb (at the bottom of Joan’s hill) which are causing some horses a problem.  If you do have an issue can you please report it to the council by ringing 0845 2261800This is an ongoing issue

·         Tree Trimming, etc.

We are finding that the Councils no longer have the funds to cut back the foliage which takes over our bridleways in the summer so it looks like its down to us users.  If you go for a walk take a pair of shears or clippers with you and just cut a few branches back.

·         Greenbooth.

Apologies if you haven’t been able to get through Greenbooth recently.  One of the farmers with sheep up there removed our padlock from the chain.  This has now been replaced and the route is open again.

·         Ashworth Concessionary

United Utilities have a quote for putting a bridge in on the Ashworth Concessionary.  The quote is for just over £5,000 and want us to pay half.  We have agreed to donate £2,500 towards this as it benefits members both in Birtle/Bury and Norden/Rochdale.  If anyone has any strong objections to this money being spent they should contact someone on the Committee  No objections have been received so this is now going to go ahead as soon as the weather is better.

·         Harwood Fields

A contractor has looked at Harwood Fields and feels it would be a waste of money doing anything on here until the problem of water running down onto the path is solved.

Dates for Your Diary

·         28th January             Annual General Meeting 8.00 pm at the Pack Horse

·         25th February                       To be confirmed.


Keep an eye on the website for further information on forthcoming events.


Reviews

 

October’s meeting was an open forum which was attended by about 30 people.  There were some interesting discussions about current issues.

 

November’s meeting at Naylors was well attended and most of the food was enjoyed… we didn’t take much home anyway.

 

About 30 people enjoyed the Christmas dinner at The Pack Horse.

 

Annual General Meeting – 28th January 2013

 

The next meeting is the Annual General Meeting. The Officers need to be elected and if anyone wants to join the committee then there is a nomination form attached to this letter which should be returned to me by no later than 27th January.  Janet O’Connor and Christine Mee are standing down so there are 2 vacancies.

 

The current Committee is:  Roger Mee (Chairman), Barbara Brown (Secretary), Gillian Morrell (Treasurer), Gill Ridings (Social), Joan Snowdon (ROW), Gwen Mann (ROW), Irene Pope (ROW), and Val Johnston (ROW)

 

We would also like to keep a list of anyone who doesn’t want to be on the committee but who would be willing to help out at any events organised by the Association so there is a bit on the form for you to complete for this too.

An Agenda for the meeting is attached to this letter, along with a membership renewal form.

 

Refreshments will be provided.

 

50/50 Draw

 

We have decided NOT to have a big 50/50 draw this year and just hold the monthly raffles which are proving to be very popular and raising quite a bit of money.

 

Social Calendar

 

The social calendar will be announced at the AGM.  We are hoping to have a varied range of speakers again for this year.

 

Calendars

 

We have some really nice desk calendars showing pictures of local bridleways.  They are £4.25 each and will be available at the AGM.  All the dates of the meetings are pre-printed on them too.

 

 

 

 

 

Barbara


                ROCHDALE & BURY BRIDLEWAYS ASSOCIATION

 

                ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING

 

                MONDAY, 28th JANUARY 2013

 

                THE PACK HORSE INN, BIRTLE

 

                8.00 PM

 

 

                A G E N D A

 

 

                1.     Chairman’s Report


                2.     Treasurer’s Report

 

                3.     Social Calendar

 

                4.     Rochdale Rights of Way

 

                5.     Bury Rights of Way

 

                6.     Election of Officers

                Chairman
                Secretary
                Treasurer

 

 

                7.     Any Other Business

 


MEMBERSHIP FORM

 

 

Name: ………………………………………Tel No. …………………………………

 

Address…………………………………………………………………………………

 

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E- Mail Address: …………………………………………………………………….

 

Single £10                   *Family £15

 

* Family members must live at the same address and be named below:

 

…………………………………………………………………………….**Age……..

 

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** If under 16

 

Where do you keep your horse? …………………………………………………………

(this is for statistical purposes only to see where our members are based)

 

Cheques Payable to: Rochdale & Bury Bridleways Association

 

Please return to:          Barbara Brown

81 Harewood Close

Norden

Rochdale

Lancs.

OL11 5TJ

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TOTAL PAID                                                                                         ==============

 

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