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THE EASTLEIGH RAMBLERS WALKS PROGRAMME
After clicking on this link click on the heading for each walk to get further details - if you want to contribute a walk to this programme contact Chris Bond - bondcs1947@aol.com

EASTLEIGH AND WALTHAM RAMBLERS FESTIVAL OF WALKS 1 JULY - 28 AUGUST 2016

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LATEST GROUP NEWS

12 NOVEMBER 2016

Annual General meeting of the Eastleigh Group of the Ramblers’ Association at 14:00 at the Pilands Wood Community Centre Chamberlayne Road, Southampton SO31 8DT followed at 15:30 by a talk by Gerald Ponting on the New Forest 2016VNFposter.pdf

10-17 SEPTEMBER 2016

The Eastleigh Ramblers are off to the Isle of Anglesey for another week away for all the details and how to join the party go to 20160704 - ANGLESEYCOASTPATHSEPTEMBER2016.pdf Ten have already booked.

JULY AND AUGUST 2016

The Eastleigh and Waltham Ramblers Festival of Walks started on 1 July 2016 – the full schedule of walks is available on the link above. Here are photos of the party who joined the walk from Curdridge on 1 July 2016 20160701 - Curdridge.JPG , the walk from Fleming park on 3 July 2016  20160703 - Eastleigh.JPG and the walk from Bishopstoke on 9 July 2016 20160709 - Stoke Park Woods.JPG .

 

RIGHTS OF WAY ORDERS AND CHANGES

6 AUGUST 2016

Network Rail are pushing ahead with their proposals to replace the pedestrian level crossing across the railway line just west of Chandler's Ford Station with a stepped footbridge sometime in 2017 after the implementation of a Diversion Order. The Eastleigh Ramblers have confirmed they have no objection to the principle of what has been proposed. 20160510 - Alexander Boatfield.pdf An exhibition of their latest proposals was held at the Ritchie Memorial Hall on 6 August 2016 between 12:00 and 16:00. Further details - 20160806 Chandlers Ford Construction Methodology PlanA-Amended.pdf

24 JULY 2016

Hampshire County Council are consulting on their proposals for the Botley Bypass and the relevant documentation can be found at www.hants.gov.uk/botley-bypass The Eastleigh Ramblers have responded to the consultation 20160723 - Hampshire County Council.pdf

21 JULY 2016

There was an exhibition in the Macdonald Botley Park Hotel on the developers’ proposals for Phase 2 of the Boorley Green development which will affect Footpath No 2 Botley which runs from Maddoxford Lane to Chancellors Lane. 20160721 - BoorleyGreen-ExhibitionDisplayBoards.pdf We are still waiting for their proposals for the footpath but we are in detailed discussion with them about the options.

1 JULY 2016

An application has been made for the registration of the land bounded by the M27, Stoneham Way, the Southampton City Boundary and Monks Brook as a Town and Village Green – Further details on the notice - 20160701 - Application for Town and Village Green status.pdf

17 JUNE 2016

A notice has been published in the Hampshire Independent of the making of the Eastleigh Borough Council (Footpath No. 11 B in the Parish of West End (D-F-G-H) Diversion Order 2016.  20160617 - Notice of Order.pdf For the Order click here 20160617 - Eastleigh Borough Council Order.pdf The Borough Council and the developers consulted us before making this Order and it is not intended to raise any objection to its contents.

17 JUNE 2016

The Eastleigh Ramblers have made comments to Eastleigh Borough Council about Planning Application Number F/16/78623 relating to the car dealership proposals for the Former Magistrates Court site at Villeneuve St George Way, Leigh Road, Eastleigh SO50 9SJ which affects Footpath No 23 Eastleigh and the paths in Fleming Park. See 20160617 - Gary Osmond.pdf The Eastleigh Area Committee resolved to grant planning permission on 19 July 2016. Final details of the Diversion Order area waited.

15 JUNE 2016

The Eastleigh Borough Council (Bridleway No 724) Public Path Diversion Order 2016 was made on 26 May 2016 which relates to Bridleway 724 Bishopstoke See 20160526 - Public-Path-Diversion-Order-Bridleway-no724.pdf An objection to the Ord er has been lodged by the Ramblers’ Association – see 20160615 - Head of Democratic Services, Eastleigh Borough Council.pdf

11MAY 2016

Eastleigh Borough Council have published the Eastleigh Borough Council (Footpath No. Hound 1, Bursledon) Public Footpath Stopping Up Order 2016 objections to which have to be lodged by 5 June 2016. Hound-no1-diversion-order.pdf Having regard to the conditions to be imposed on the grant of outline planning consent O/15/77121 requiring the development to be carried out in accordance with a number of submitted plans the Eastleigh Ramblers do not propose to object to the Order. The Bursledon Rights of Way and Amenities Preservation Group have lodged an objection to the Order BROWAG Objection.pdf and they are having negotiations with Eastleigh Borough Council.

RIGHTS OFWAY PROBLEMS IN THE BOROUGH OF EASTLEIGH

FOOTPATH SURVEYS

Hampshire County Council have an on-line reporting system for reporting problems on rights of way REPORT A PROBLEM ON A RIGHT OF WAY ON-LINE . In order to ensure that these reported problems are genuine and to provide a report back to the County Council on what is needed to be done to rectify the problem the Hampshire Area has agreed to survey every reported problem in every parish. Whilst this will involve a lot of volunteer time it will mean the County Council’s staff time can be spent resolving current problems. The Eastleigh Ramblers thanks to Cyril, Bob and Richard have completed a pilot survey of Bishopstoke and Allbrook. Of the eight problems investigated five are no longer treated as current, one the Eastleigh Ramblers have offered to undertake leaving two tasks to be undertaken by the County Council.

 FOOTPATH 7503 ALLBROOK

Path width being reduced by encroaching vegetation 15983 - FOOTPATH 7503 ALLBROOK.pdf

BRIDLEWAY 735 BISHOPSTOKE

 Slippery bridge and overhanging vegetation 03016 Bridleway 735 Bishopstoke.pdf

FOOTPATH 737 BISHOPSTOKE

Fallen tree and undergrowth obstructing path 16375 Bishopstoke - Footpath 737.pdf

FOOTPATH NO 2 BOTLEY

Bridge embankment erosion and boardwalk out of repair on Footpath No 2 Botley between Chancellors Lane and Maddoxford Lane, Botley 05367 - Botley - Current - Footpath 2.pdf 12175 - Botley - Current - Footpath 2 Botley.pdf

BRIDGE REPLACEMENT AT FOOTPATH NO 2 BOTLEY AND FOOTPATH 780 BISHOPSTOKE

The Ramblers Hampshire Area - Footpath, Access and Walking Environment Sub-Committee on 12 April 2016 welcomed news from Hampshire County Council that a large program of works are to be undertaken to resolve problems with bridges this financial year. The individual projects are set out an Excel Spreadsheet See 20160412 - CSAccessBridgeMajorWorksSummary.xlsx

This includes works on Bishopstoke 780 (the path that runs from the B3037 just east of the River Inn to West Horton Farm) - We have been informed on 5 July 2016 that the works will cost £380,000 and the work on Footpath No 780 Bishopstoke will start in mid-late September 2016 after crops have been harvested.

It also includes works to reinforce the bridge over the Ford Lane on  Botley 2 (which runs between Chancellors Lane, Durley and Maddoxford Lane, Boorley Green) – see details of the problem 05367 - Botley - Current - Footpath 2.pdf

ITCHEN WAY BISHOPSTOKE

The Itchen Way from the Bishopstoke Road, Eastleigh south to the Barton River has reopened after two years following repairs to a collapsed river bank. It is still muddy in parts and a number of issues remain which are set out in a report to the Ramblers Hampshire Area - Footpath, Access and Walking Environment Sub-Committee - see 20160413 - PROBLEMS ON THE ITCHEN WAY BETWEEN BISHOPTOKE AND THE ITCHEN VALLEY COUNTRY PARK.pdf

TEMPORARY PATH CLOSURES

 30 OCTOBER 2015 - 30 APRIL 2016

Hampshire County Council have made an order under S. 14(1) a of the Road Traffic Regulation Act 1984 to temporarily close Footpath No 23 Eastleigh from 30 October 2015 to 30 April 2016, alternative routes will be signed on site. This is the path that runs from Leigh Road north west of the former Magistrates Court to Kingfisher Road. 20151030-TemporaryClosureEastleighFootpath23.pdf Despite the end of the period of closure the path is still obstructed by the hoardings around the former Magistrates Court site. This matter is being investigated by the Eastleigh Ramblers.

11 MAY 2015 TO 11 NOVEMBER 2016

Hampshire County Council made an order closing Footpath No 31 Fair Oak and Horton Heath for a period from 11 May 2015 t0 11 November 2015 and they have made a further order extending the period of closure until 11 November 2016.This is the path that runs from Hardings Lane northwards to the exit from Crowdhill Copse. See closure notice - 20151112 - TemporaryClosureExtensionFairOakAndHortonHeathFootpath31.pdf

10 JANUARY 2014 TO 30 NOVEMBER 2016

According to notices posted on site Hampshire County Council have made further temporary closure orders for that part of Footpath No 780 Bishopstoke which runs from the Fair Oak Road near the River Inn to West Horton Lane There is a need for a replacement of a footbridge over a ditch at SU 4728 1821 which is on the west side of the woods to the west of West Horton. The County Council has indicated that they have been out to tender for the replacement of the bridge and the Eastleigh Ramblers are awaiting confirmation that a contract has been let.

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GUIDE BOOK TO THE TEST WAY AND THE CLARENDON WAY

SOUTHAMPTON CITY COUNCILS DEFINITIVE MAP AND STATEMENT

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EASTLEIGH RAMBLERS BOOK


Itchen Way Guide Book for sale - FREE GUIDE TO ALLAN KING WAY - GUIDE TO WALK FROM BOTLEY TO BISHOP'S WALTHAM

the hampshire way

ENGLISH COAST PATH  

guide to THE national grid


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Rights of way and development
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ADMINISTRATIVE INFORMATION

27th AGM - 7th NOVEMBER 2015 14.00 hours - Grace Mears Room, Fair Oak Village Hall, Shorts Road, Fair Oak
27th 2015 AGM Agenda
MINUTES OF THE 26TH ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING OF EASTLEIGH GROUP
Accounts to 30 September 2015

committee past and present


CONSTITUTION OF THE RAMBLERS' ASSOCIATION EASTLEIGH GROUP

GROUP PRICING POLICY FROM 8 NOVEMBER 2006

Membership Statistics
WALK LEADERS LEAGUE TABLES



GUIDANCE FOR LEADERS PART 1
GUIDANCE FOR LEADERS PART 2

GRADING OF WALKS

LINKS TO OTHER WEB SITES

http://www.ramblers.org.uk/ - The Ramblers head office web site

 Hampshire Area of the Ramblers http://www.hampshireramblers.org.uk

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The Eastleigh Group territory is defined by the extent of the administrative area of Eastleigh Borough Council

This web site is maintained for the Eastleigh Group by Richard Kenchington Email eastleighrambler@aol.com
except for the Rambles Programme which is maintained by Christine Bond Email bondcs1947@aol.com
Eastleigh Ramblers correspondence address - 2 Pavilion Close, Fair Oak, Eastleigh SO50 7PS

 


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