Toddington

Crowbush bridleway

The new section of bridleway is being constructed. Clearing a gap through the hedge at the rear of the gardens by removing dumped rubbish and hedge plants. New garden fencing is in place – which sadly looks prone to vandalism. To see more of where and what this bridleway is about see the Crowbush section …

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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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Toddington Manor WMP

The team at Toddington Manor have installed three waymark posts on the dead-end footpath (TOD21) toward [but not reaching] Lodge farm – thanks. I added discs today and then picked up litter that seems to appear on footpaths, particularly plastic bottles, please take your own litter home don’t leave it for the rest of us …

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Crowbush (TOD58) Bridleway

The bridleway/path through Crowbush into Kimberwell (TOD58) has been an anomaly for many years. The Definitive Map shows the footpath running through the rear gardens of eight houses in Bradford Road. The 2019 proposal would take it out of all but a couple of gardens. It would resolve the legal anomaly that may cause difficulty …

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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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