Cycleways’ meeting 8th May 2019, at the Fat Pug

Eco-Fest 5th May, Pump Room Gardens, an excellent presentation using pictures to illustrate the new Cycleways’ publicity material, plus written up notes on the event, all providing some good ideas for the Peace Festival in June, which we could discuss in more detail at a Peace Festival planning meeting nearer the time, suggested date 5th June.

 Action: Check availability of a room, also to ask WCC for some more WCC cycle route maps, also a clip-board to record visitors’ e-mail address. Send out notes from the Eco-Fest event, and to enquire about the cost of a new Gazebo.  Membership forms from the old Cycleways’ leaflet, it would be useful to have these on the stand to sign up new members.

New publicity material. All agreed it looked very good and to pay the invoice .

KATG, Kenilworth All Together Greener Group,. Reported back on his meeting with them in April when K2L was the subject of the meeting. A very useful partner organisation to us for the K2L campaign.

The Chairman of the group has joined the WCC Cycle Forum, and a member of Cycleways has been elected as a WDC Green Party councillor, his wife is also a GP councillor.

Subsequent to the meeting, one of the KATG members, a civil engineer, visited the Chesford Bridge site with me. Apart from the need for a bridge over the river Avon, the embankment to the south of it is pierced by three large culverts, all three of which require bridges. The engineer is going to look at some options to see if costs could be reduced. WCC have put an estimate of £1.5m on crossing the river and the embankment. We already have an earlier feasibility design from a bridge engineer, of a 2m wide footbridge that could be bolted onto the existing road bridge. The cost of this will also be up dated.

A discussion followed on how to step up the pressure on getting the K2L route off the ground. Having subsequently gone through my notes from the site visit with the civil engineer in April, I feel we would have a stronger argument to make with our respective councillors once we have some estimates from the engineer.

Leek Wootton Summer Fair 15th June. To supply some leaflets.

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