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ACWA Working Party

On 21-Mar-2007 a joint Working Party of KFPG & ACWA & WCC installed two new kissing gates to create a Permissive Path near the B4115 to the west of Stoneleigh.  Then on 28-Mar-2007 ACWA & WCC installed a new pedestrian gate to create another Permissive Path near the B4455 south of Bretford.

The Kissing Gate leaving the B4115 to the west of Stoneleigh : Wednesday 21st Mar 2007
The Kissing Gate leaving the B4115 to the west of Stoneleigh : Wednesday 21st Mar 2007
photo by Chris Edgerton, KFPG

March Achievements

On 21-Mar-2007 a joint Working Party of KFPG & ACWA & WCC installed two new kissing gates to create a new Permissive Path.  This avoids walking on the narrow curb up the B4115 to the west of Stoneleigh, when doing the 40-mile route or Circular Walk 5.

Then on 28-Mar-2007 ACWA & WCC installed a new pedestrian gate to create another new Permissive Path.  This avoids walking on the B4455 south of Bretford, when doing the 40-mile route or Circular Walk 10.

The two tasks for March are part of the WCC CAROWIP, which promises to  "Identify key sites for creation of new rights of way to connect existing paths ..."  These are the first two of 6 target sites on the A Coventry Way 40-mile route.

The 21st March task was also the first such project under the WCC ROWIP plans, and we had a visit of a reporter and photographer from the Coventry Telegraph - we were in the paper on 27-Mar-2007 - see scanned copy of the photo and article.

New Kissing Gate 'behind the hedge' of the B4115 to the west of Stoneleigh : Wednesday 21st Mar 2007
New Kissing Gate "behind the hedge" of the B4115 to the west of Stoneleigh
Wednesday 21st Mar 2007 : photo by Peter Page, ACWA

The 28th March task created a permissive path to the East of the B4455 Fosse Way as it approached the A428 road from Bretford to Rugby.  At the southern end the new path is reached via an existing k/g, but then turns left to follow the edge of the field to the new p/g (photo below).  The Farmer has agreed to create a 2 metre grass strip by the hedge when the current crop has been harvested and the field is next cultivated.

New Kissing Gate for the
New pedestrian Gate for the "behind the hedge" of the B4455 Permissive Path to the south of Bretford
Wednesday 28th Mar 2007 : photo by John Green, ACWA

Plans

The next session will be on:

Wednesday 18th April at 9:30 am to about 1:00 pm
Location:

Two stiles midway between Sandy Lane and Wood End Lane, East of Fillongley :Sites 8 & 9 on map (GR 293 872)

Meet at: Lay-by at junction of Sandy Lane and Green Lane (GR 289 874)
Task(s): Replace two stiles with metal kissing gates

Our plans for future working parties are to continue to place some effort in improving the remaining difficulties on the 40-mile walk, but will give more priority to creating further stile-free short (3 to 5 mile) circular walks.  Work on CWCW 17A started in February, and will take most of 2007.

Dates for rest of 2007 mostly on the third Wednesday in each month from Jan-Nov.  The expected dates are:

  • Wednesday 16 May
  • Wednesday 20 Jun
  • Wednesday 18 Jul
  • Wednesday 15 Aug
  • Wednesday 19 Sep
  • Wednesday 17 Oct
  • Wednesday 21 Nov

Why not volunteer to join us whenever you can?

Please contact John Green on 024 7650 3044 for further information.

 


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