Oakley Green, Fifield and District Community Association Ltd
General update 2 - 21.10.2010
Since my article in the Autumn Newlsetter the surfaces on Cruch Lane and the Tarbay Lane footpath have been laid. I can personally vouch for the fact that the Tarbay Lane footpath is a great improvement and means that this route will not become a ‘no go’ area during the winter. As I have not had the courage to take my pony as far as Cruch Lane I would be very interested to hear any comments from horse riders on the quality of this surface as it is rather experimental and the Borough would welcome any feedback that we can supply.

Regarding the upgrading of footpath 52 to bridleway status, in spite of lengthy discussions, we are not in a position to proceed with this due to several insurmountable obstacles. However, there are other options that may be considered and we will continue to look for ways in which to improve the lot of our riders and cyclists.

We have contacted the Crown Estate to request permission to access the Windsor Forest via the bridleway at the back of Legoland. We have received a response to say that whilst they are not generally in favour of encouraging any more access to the Forest they are prepared to consider the possibility and will let us know their decision in due course.

And Finally, thanks to Helen Howard, we are about to receive 250 Daffodil bulbs, courtesy of the Royal Borough, to be used to lift our spirits at the end of winter and enhance the appearance of our villages. These are to be planted in areas which can be seen by the public – and which preferably will not be mown before the foliage has had a chance to die down. If you would like to plant any bulbs in front of your house or can suggest a good place to put some please get in touch with us as soon as possible.

Barbara Frame
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