The Parish Council has committed (June 2020) to seek to progress this scheme, which involves upgrading bridleway 2791 (Threals Lane to Northlands Lane – see map below) so that central Thakeham residents can combine this with the existing upgraded bridleway 3676 (High Bar Lane to
The work to resurface the remaining unimproved section of this bridleway (i.e. ~100m section roughly midway between West Chiltington and Thakeham) will take place during weeks commencing 13th and 20th July. Access may be affected during this period, but contractors will try to minimize this.
The RoW routes due to be delivered in and around the Abingworth Meadows development are set out in the map below. The surface of Strawberry Lane is due to be improved (at least the muddiest parts – the detail of what WSCC have required can
Thakeham and West Chiltington parish councils have agreed to find funds to complete the resurfacing of bridleway sections from High Bar Lane to Threals Lane and expects this work to be done in early spring 2020. We continue to look at other rights of way
We have continued to pursue options to finish the ~120m unimproved section, and the good news is that West Chiltington PC have recently confirmed their willingness to equally share the cost of this. We have also found scope within the Thakeham PC current year budget
Recent resurfacing work (jointly funded by the Parish Council and WSCC Rights of Way Team) has brought the surface of the eastern end of bridleway 3676 up to a good standard. We are very conscious that upgrade is still needed for the section of the
The 2017 move of Thakeham Primary School to the Rock Road site, combined with the fact that the B2139 is extremely dangerous for cyclists, underlined the urgency of creating a new route for children living in central Thakeham to be able to get to and
If you have an interest in countryside access as a regular walker, cyclist or equestrian, or as a landowner, you may be interested to see and comment on WSCC’s new draft Rights of Way Management Plan for the period 2018 to 2028, which sets out how WSCC propose