As April approaches the Brighton & Hove Way Association is getting into gear for the annual Mayor’s Charity Walk of the Brighton & Hove Way, which this year will be on Saturday 28th April.
This a family-friendly event, for all abilities, so don’t be daunted, you are welcome to walk as much or as little of the route as you like. They are also looking for volunteer route marshals, who will help ensure everyone stays on the right track so please do sign up to take part.
Following our successful clean-up of the Brighton & Hove Way in Stanmer Park, the association will be heading over to Woodingdean on 14th April to tidy up the wheelchair accessible Woodingdean-Falmer Link section of our route.
And finally, your views are sought by Brighton & Hove City Council on the draft Rights of Way Improvement Plan – a document which will shape investment in our local pathway network for years to come.
Mayor’s Walk Tidy Up – Sunday 14th April
In readiness for the Mayoral Charity Walk on 28 April, the Brighton & Hove Way Association will be working with the City Park’s Tidy Up Team on Saturday 14 April to litter-pick the Woodingdean – Falmer Link Route shared path which runs parallel to the Falmer Road. Please come along to lend a hand as spectacular views are guaranteed.
A City Park’s Ranger will be on hand with all the gear and the event will run from 10:00 until 12:00, meet at Bexhill Road car park on the edge of Woodingdean. Well served from central Brighton by the Brighton & Hove Buses No. 22. Alight at Downs Hotel and walk the short distance up Falmer Road or take a tour of Woodingdean and get off at Bexhill Road.
To sign up, please take one of our FREE tickets at Eventbrite and we’ll know to expect you and can stay in touch.
To find out more about how to volunteer with the Tidy Up Team, follow links at www.brightonandhoveway.org.uk
Have Your Say On Rights Of Way
Countryside access affects a wide range of people including local residents and visitors to the area. Walking and riding contributes to peoples’ well-being and helps reduce congestion and pollution.
The city council is responsible for maintaining around 159km of public rights of way all over the city, and has recently published a Rights of Way Improvement Plan (ROWIP) setting out its 10 year plan. Now local people are invited to have their say.
The Rights of Way public consultation asks those with an interest in the countryside what they think of the council’s proposals to manage paths around the city.
The Plan sets out how the council is planning to improve provision for walkers, cyclists, horse riders and those with mobility issues.
Proposals also include plans to create more opportunities for volunteering and explore new funding sources.
To see a copy of the Brighton & Hove Rights of Way Improvement Plan 2017 – 2027 and take part in the consultation visit the Rights of Way pages at:www.brighton-hove.gov.uk/rightsofway
The consultation closes on 18th May.