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Friday, October 01, 2010
This has ended up buried in the 'comments' section so I've promoted it to the main page!
2 Items, firstly to all supporters who can't make the mid week working parties, let's set up some weekend ones. Best use the Midford Facebook group for this here. I live in SW London and am happy to give others a lift down to the site, it will be more cost effective. Please comment on my message there or reply to this comment here.
2nd Who owns the adjoining land and how do they feel about selling, particularly the old goods yard through Long Arch bridge? Because if we owned that?? Who knows what we could set up :)
Yes, let's get weekend work parties set up. Not only is it convenient for most members, but also there will be far more passing visitors who may well then take an interest in the route. I think this would be a huge publicity boost for us and hopefully Brett can quickly get a team together. I'll certainly do everything I can to make it up on the first occasion!
On the question of land ownership I'm sure Mick Knox, who has taken on the 'portfolio' of land ownership, would welcome help with getting this information together. The goods yard to the north of Long Arch Bridge would be an excellent base as there's a reasonable amount of land, there's access from the minor road and, most importantly, it's clear of other users ie the cycleway.
We certainly don't plan to sit still now Midford's under our belt, and further land purchases are inevitable - though it does depend on lots of good sized donations coming in!