Site: Codnor Denby Lane
The first assignment for our Footpaths working party, in a considerable time, was able to go ahead today. As readers will no doubt be aware the liaison with the Derbyshire County Council on this kind of work has had to be curtailed due to budget cuts and the group were pleased to be able to resume work today. Our first date was rained off in grand style, but fortune smiled on us today. The group included some new members who quite enjoyed taking part and we completed the job in perfect weather, all agreed it was nice to get back into practice again. Some liaison with the Council had enabled the loan of some specialist tools and together with our own which we had taken with us enabled us to complete the job and of course we no longer had the Countryside Service Land Rover for support.
Old timbers and a pallet were removed and the new gate installed as instructed. The finished gate was duly adorned with a Ramblers Emblem and path user advice plaques. It is hoped some further jobs can follow from Michael's list of items reported in need attention.
Text and pictures by Peter W..
Ann P. one of our members and an ever present on our footpath maintenance team is doing the Derby Half Marathon in June!! So, if you can spare a pound or two can you please sponsor her?
or go straight to her event page:
Or even go via the website:
scroll down to Ann's Derby Half Marathon -- View Event ---Donate.
Cheers and very many thanks if you can support her.
Lynda and Dave
Former Amber Valley members Lynda and Dave are now firmly ensconsed in France having emigrated there last year. You can read a short note from them in 'Articles' from the menu bar above.