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NATURE & CLIMATE ELECTION HUSTINGS

The Bishop’s Stortford Climate Group has organised an election hustings to focus on environmental issues. This will take place on Sunday, 23rd June at South Mill Arts, from 2pm. Candidates representing Reform UK (John Burmicz), Liberal Democrats (Helen Campbell), Green Party (Nick Cox) and Labour (Josh Dean) have agreed to attend. Unfortunately, our standing Member… Continue reading

Hertfordshire County Council Diversion Order 2023 – (Sawbridgeworth Footpath 1, Thorley Bridleway 10 and Thorley Footpath 11)

Last year we reported on the submission of a Diversion Order for three public rights of way on the Thorley / Sawbridgeworth parish border. The impacted rights of way link Thorley Church to the A1184 and are popular routes to the Thorley Wash Nature Reserve and River Stort. The diversions were first mooted several years… Continue reading

THORLEY WEDGE – BISHOP’S STORTFORD

We recently received the following message from a local resident regarding the condition of the concrete paths that traverse Thorley Wedge. For those unfamiliar with the area, it’s the green swathe of land that extends from Thorley Hill through to Friedberg Avenue on Thorley Park. It’s a very popular recreation area for the local community… Continue reading

LOCAL CYCLING and WALKING INFRASTRUCTURE PLAN (LCWIP)

Over the past 12 months, the BSDFA has provided regular progress reports on East Herts District Council’s LCWIP project. Having an LCWIP is essential in order to attract central government funding for major walking / cycling infrastructure projects and the lack of one has contributed to our local area missing out on new infrastructure over… Continue reading

UPDATE ON THE TEMPORARY CLOSURE OF THORLEY FOOTPATH 022

Back in January we were disappointed to report that due to vandalism a popular footpath leading into the Thorley Wash Nature Reserve had been temporarily closed to the public. The stiles at either side of the railway line had been seriously damaged for the second time in a month. Unfortunately, the footpath remains closed as… Continue reading

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