Footpath Issues in 2018
The following is taken from the report provided at the October 2018 AGM Meeting.
The inquiries into Network Rail`s proposed diversions of footpaths crossing the main Liverpool Street - Cambridge line took place this week. Of the five level crossings involved, two seemed reasonable so we didn`t object to them, Thorley 7, at Thorley Street, and Sawbridgeworth 3, at Tednambury Farm. Network Rail have provisionally withdrawn another two, about which we made adverse comments, at Twyford Lane, Bishop`s Stortford, and at Slipe Lane, Wormley (Cheshunt 22). So that leaves one controversial case, Thorley 22, at Thorley Wash, which Ramblers argued at the Inquiry.
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Footpath Issues in 2017
The following is taken from the report provided at the November 2017 AGM Meeting.
Two important items during the last year were the Little Hadham bypass and Network Rail`s plans to close all the crossings on the London - Cambridge Line. Formal Orders for the Little Hadham bypass were published in April, and we haven`t objected to any of the items.
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Footpath Issues in 2016
The following is taken from the report provided at the November 2016 AGM Meeting.
The big news is that Network Rail have started a program to close all non-road level crossings on the main London to Cambridge line. Crossings in Hertfordshire between Bishop`s Stortford and Sawbridgeworth are affected, with questionable looking diversions proposed for some of the affected footpaths. Between Sawbridgeworth and Broxbourne, the line goes through Essex, and south of Broxbourne, footpath rights on the crossings will be unaffected, for the time being. They seem to have dropped the plan to build a large, ramped bridge at Slipe Lane, Wormley, which was discussed last year. Possible they`ve realised that the Crossrail 2 scheme will necessitate doubling the line south of Broxbourne to four tracks, and it would be best to double the line before building bridges over it. They`ve also been consulting about a bridge over the line at Park Road, Waltham Cross, on the Southbury loop.
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Footpath Issues in 2015
The following is taken from the report provided at the November 2015 AGM Meeting.
The Little Hadham bypass is currently being planned, and will intersect several public footpaths, and cause some of them to be diverted. We've been consulted about the matter, and provided comments during the public consultation stage.
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Footpath Issues in 2014
The following is taken from the report provided to the November 2014 AGM.
From time to time, I'm asked what the Ramblers' views would be on diversion orders for public rights-of-way, and I've listed below everything that's happened since last year's AGM. If anyone disagrees with anything I've done, please say so even if it is too late to affect the issue, as I'm always interested in members' views.
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Footpath Issues in 2013
The following is taken from the report provided at the November 2013 AGM, and includes footpath issues encountered during the past year.
The most important event during the past year was the recognition that a public footpath exists through Widford churchyard.
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