Volunteer Supplement - March 2016

Welcome to the latest edition of the Outdoor Partnership's Volunteer Supplement. In this edition:

Annual Users Survey Nearing Deadline

Our annual Users Survey is nearing the deadline, this is our way of seeing how we can deliver a better service to everyone who loves using our Rights of Way network, Parks and Sites and Greenspaces.  To have your say please click on this "How to get involved" link to fill out the online survey and let us know what Shropshire's Great Outdoors means to you.

New Top Experiences on Website

Get inspired! Experience some of Shropshire’s breathtaking landscape, explore over 5,000 years of heritage and delight in our wonderful wildlife. We are just about to launch a range of ‘Top Experiences’ on the new Shropshire’s Great Outdoors website. These are just a sample of some of the things you can see and do in Shropshire's Great Outdoors. Changing seasonally, there really is an experience for every visitor for every season in Shropshire:

Top Experiences Website Page

New Leaflet on ROW Law

Shropshire Outdoor Partnerships has released a new leaflet for landowners and farmers to provide an easy guide to the most common issues and queries associated with Rights of Way. Paper copies are available so if you would like a copy please email Outdoor Partnerships or, alternatively, an electronic Pdf can be downloaded from this link.

Guide for Landowners

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CMFA Celebrate Their Silver Jubilee

25th anniversary
Cleobury Mortimer Walk Leaflet

Congratulations and a huge thank you from all here at Shropshire Outdoor Partnerships to Cleobury Mortimer Footpath Association on the celebration of their Silver Jubilee back in October 2015.  In 1990 Paul French and Bill Duley organised the first meeting of the newly formed Association in Paul’s house. With just 9 members and the active support and help of the farmers and landowners they set about making the footpath network around Cleobury accessible to the townspeople. The CMFA was one of the first P3 groups set up in the County and have proved a formidable force in maintaining the Rights of Way network in and around Cleobury.  The group have also been intrinsic in creating and promoting a series of "Cleobury Country Walks" all of which are available to download form our new website Shropshires Great Outdoors

The occasion was marked with a celebratory dinner for both founding and current members and the evening was a great success.  27 members attended including all eight founder members who were given lifetime membership on the night. All of them stood and told stories about their long term involvement with CMFA P3 group. One amusingly brought his rucksack with a huge archive of published walks, photos and records including the minutes of the first meeting.

For more information on on what the group are up to these days and how the group started in the words of their founders visit the CMFA website.

CMFA 25 year anniversary

Mary Pearce (widow of founding member Adrian), Alan Kimber (Walking for Health) and Jenny Vanderhook (Founding member).

CMFA 25 year Celebratory dinner

Bill Duley (founding member) with wife Wendy and Steve Parker (former Chair)

CMFA 25 year dinner

Ian Ludford, Jim Reynolds (founding member), Geoff Hainsworth (Chair), Graham Simpson.

Shrewsbury P3 Impress in the Press!

A big thank you to Peter Knight and Shrewsbury Ramblers P3 for taking the time out of their busy morning improving the Severn Way to talk to the Shropshire Star about their group and the work they've been undertaking.  This is a fantastic article and really captures the essence of what Parish Paths Partnerships are all about and how the work they do impacts on the accessibilty of Shropshire's Great Outdoors.