Additional Report Footpath Report – 24th July 2017

 HO6 exit from The Furlongs onto Munstone Road
HO6 exit from The Furlongs onto Munstone Road

This covers footpath activities since the original July report until 24th July

1) HO8A between Attwood Lane and The Furlongs checked and found to be cleared of overhanging branches etc – by someone else! Thank you!

2) HO6 exit from The Furlongs onto Munstone Road is still not complete but has been opened using offset fencing until safety rails have been fitted and final surfacing to the road.

3) HO13 bridge and stile overgrown again at SO 516425. Both cleared but handrail support post needs fixing and top rail of stile needs replacement.

4) HO13 overhanging bushes needed clearing by stile at SO 518425. Stile cleared and then investigated by some of the locals!

5) HO13-HO14 Junction stile needed clearing at SO 520426. Job done

6) HO14 at SO 521425 path still not reinstated to Burcott Farm and stile in need of repair. This was logged on the Herefordshire Council website on 8th June and a Balfour Beatty reference number of 11044177 was allocated. This was checked on 13th July and was advised that a letter was sent to the farmer on 8th June (date that enquiry was raised) – still no change as at 18th July.

7) Tuesday 18th July Honda 4 stroke petrol Brushcutter purchased from Ron Smith & Co, as authorised by the PC along with Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) & Safety equipment (not all from Ron Smith) to include Warning Signs, safety helmet, visor and ear defenders

8) Wednesday 19th July – first use of new Brushcutter to clear Bridleway HO18 again from gate at SO 5337 4214 back towards Roman Road. This was the section previously cleared in March and April with Ramblers’ assistance. It had become very overgrown again, but not so severely. Path cleared over a 4 hour period with the Brushcutter

Duncan Smart (DGS),
Holmer & Shelwick Parish Footpath Officer

Holmer & Shelwick Footpath Report July 2017

HO8 cleared again
HO8 cleared again

Opportunities to get out clearing Parish footpaths have been limited since the last report and each path that was walked has needed time consuming attention because of the rapid growth of the vegetation at this time of year.
1) HO6 exit from The Furlongs onto Munstone Road remains tantalising close to completion, waiting for safety rails to be fitted and final surfacing to the road.

2) HO8 has been cleared again from Attwood Lane through to Roman Road

3) HO9 at Path Diversion still needs improvement at the exit onto C1127 (Munstone Road) but the overgrown weeds have been cut down

HO9 Exit on to C1127
HO9 Exit on to C1127
HO9 Weeds cut down
HO9 Weeds cut down

4) H09 has had the stile at SO 516431 cleared of undergrowth and nettles – again!

5) HO10 was cleared again at the Patch Hill end. At this time of year brambles are growing back across paths at an amazing rate.

HO9 SO 516431 Stile cleared (again)
HO9 SO 516431 Stile cleared (again)
HO10 Patch Hill end
HO10 Patch Hill end

 

Duncan Smart (DGS),
Holmer & Shelwick Parish Footpath Officer