Chalgrave Manor Solar farm

In 2015 & 2021 there was an application for a Solar farm at Chalgrave Manor Farm. Although granted, these applications expired and now the developer is planning to re-apply later this month. Solar panels will be fitted on the agricultural land highlighted by the red line on the above map. The panels will be visible …

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New Chalgrave bridges

These two bridges have been replaced in Chalgrave. The bridges needed replacing due to thier poor condition. Each had a rather dodgy stile associated and these have been removed and replaced with steel kissing gates. So now a safer and much more accessible right of way. Thanks to all involved for making this happen.

Cutting back

Vegetation keeps trying to engulf our rights of way so there is a steady activity to keep the paths open. The hedgerow cutting tends to have to happen outside of the bird nesting season. So this was the focus this weekend. The bridleway beside the golf club up to Chalgrave church (CHA25) is meant to …

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Replace waymark post

Another waymark post replaced today. On the path from Toddington towards College farm, on the Toddington/Chalgrave parish boundary. Also cut back vegetation and refixed the handrail, although doubt that will stay fixed for long. The sleepers are all in good condition. Then went and checked a report of fallen tree on the path (CHA47) beside …

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Public rights of way aspirations

A local group of interested folk have met in recent months to review the local rights of way network. We have met under the banner of the Toddington Multi-Access Forum. Last week we met with Central Bedfordshire Council representatives and explained our goals. The group has developed an aspirational map of where we would like …

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Headland path north of A5

Over several weekends replaced four waymark posts on the headland path parallel with the new A5 road. This is on the Chalgrave/Houghton Regis parish boundary, HRE15/HRE13, HRE41/CHA15, HRE41/CHA18 and HRE15/CHA44 . The route is part of the revised Icknield Way path. While we were there we also collected much litter, which possibly blows across the …

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