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News, October 2009

MARTIN DOUGHTY MEMORIAL WALK - SUNDAY 11TH OCTOBER 2009

Sir Martin Doughty, a Vice President of PNFS & founding chair of Natural England died of cancer on 4th March 2009. A day of special events is being organised in the Peak District at New Mills, Kinder Downfall & Hayfield to celebrate his legacy. For full details of the day, please go to the Natural England Sir Martin Doughty page.

Sir Martin Doughty

 

FOOTPATH BLOCKAGES REMOVED IN HALIFAX

Terry Norris, our footpath officer in Calderdale has been exerting pressure on the local authority there for two years to sort out numerous footpath problems on an industrial estate in Halifax. The photographs below show Halifax 247 before & after - the result of effective work by Calderdale's enforcement officer and Terry.  The path now needs reinstating through the field beyond the kissing gate to take the walker into open country and link with paths to the north of the estate.

Halifax 247 beforeHalifax 247 after 1

The razor fence is ugly but inevitable bearing in mind security issues surrounding the factory. At least we are well on our way to having a through route after some 25 years!

Halifax 247 after 2

 

FOOTBRIDGE HANDOVER IN WAKEFIELD

A partnership between Wakefield Council, British Trust for Conservation Volunteers and Peak & Northern Footpaths Society has secured the replacement of two dilapidated footbridges on paths in Ackworth and North Elmsall.

Managed by members of the Public Rights of Way Unit in the Council, the bridges were constructed by volunteers from BTCV and funded by Peak & Northern Footpaths Society.

footbridge handover

The photograph shows Clarke Rogerson, PNFS Chairman (right) handing over to Sarah Balfour of Wakefield Council, PNFS Inspector Brian Lawrence (left and second left), accompanied by Trevor Healy of BTCV (second right).

Clarke Rogerson said "We were pleased to be approached by the Council. Improvements to the surface of the path and new signposts have been carried out by the Council as part of the deal".

 

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