Barrow Parish Council – Footpaths Committee Meeting 15th January 2018
C Youngs, G Higginbotham, P Walsh, R Tomlinson, M Moulstone (Chair, Barrow PC), A Frew (minutes).
J Armstrong, P Atkinson (CWAC).
It was noted that R Dann had tendered his resignation from the Committee.
Minutes of Last Meeting on 6/11/17
Minutes were accepted as correct.
1/ Guide Books – Since the record listed in the minutes of 6/11/17, 12 books have been sold from the Bluebell.
|Date 15/01/2018 Balance from last record||£ 264-07|
|Income 12 new books sold
Proceeds from sales
|Stock locations: Bluebell Café, Guilden Sutton PO, Helsby PO, Tarvin PO, Foxcote, CY.|
|Latest total||£ 300-07|
2/ Path 2 (Ferma Lane to Guilden Sutton) – PA had advised that he had spoken to the Ardens and hoped to inspect the bridge the next day and would also correct any signage inaccuracies.
4/ Path 3 (The Hollies to Plemstall) – A new waymark post had now been installed by the Millennium Wood.
5/ Path 5 (Ferma Lane to Sunny Bank) – ‘L’ path markers to indicate the turn towards path 24 had been supplied to GH who would erect these.
6/ Path 9 (Broomhill to Long Green) – The incorrectly installed gate had been rectified.
7/ Path 11 (Barrowmore to Broomhill) – Pa reported that he was ready to replace the dangerous stile but had been asked to ‘hang fire’ for the present.
8/ Path 12 (Broomhill to Hollowmoor Heath) – PA had reported that more work had been done on the slope and that he had asked the landowner to lay down more stone surfacing. He would be checking on this the next day.
9/ Path 24 (Ferma Lane to Little Barrow) – Richard Ankers (CWAC) had written to the Johnsons at The Hough about the blocked section of footpath.
The fallen branch blocking part of the route had now been removed.
10/ Riders – MM reported that there had been instances of ‘No Horses’ signage being damaged or removed. This had affected Path 24/25 and Path 31 (Village Road to Manor Park). The perpetrators were unknown and consideration might be given to installing CCTV.
Community Website – The passwords had now been made available and the website was expected to be available to receive information in February. MM asked CY to confirm with the Parish Clerk that a footpaths post should also be included in the PC website. GH queried whether it would be helpful for these entries to include an explanation of the various categories of footpath.
Date of Next Meeting
The next meeting is on Monday 12th March 2018 at 7.30pm in the Village Hall. AF would book the hall.
Appendix of Outstanding Footpaths Work
|Path 2||4||21/11/12||Stiles on/off bridge are difficult. The rails had gone and the bridge needs replacing as it is dangerous||Replacement rails are inadequate. PA has asked for a new bridge.|
|Path 5||1||15/02/16||Steps need further attention
No sign showing position of steps in field.
|PA is planning to use sandstone retrieved from dismantled steps on Path 20 to use here.|
|Path 6||4||24/05/10||Gowy crossing steps very steep. Extra step needed.||PA will raise work sheet.|
|Two stiles provided by CWAC need to be installed but contractors could not obtain access.||In progress.|
|Path 13||22/01/08||Signage inadequate.||PA to review.|
|Path 15||1||04/04/16||Step onto stile very high||PA plans to use sandstone from Path 20 to add further risers.|
|Path 16||5||15/02/16||Another rail has been added to the small footbridge but it still needs stabilising. The gate at position 4 needs lowering.||PA to action.|
|Path 19||2||07/09/15||New gate needed at Mill||Progress not known.|
|Replacement steps are far too high. More steps needed.
|CY to press Action Team to progress.
|Path 23||–||14/10/13||The path is overgrown||A work sheet is in. PA will check signage between this and Path 12.|