Peak & Northern Footpaths Society (est.1894)

News, December 2007

Half-Year Meeting of the Society

This was held on Saturday 24th November at the Britannia Hotel, Stockport and was well attended by 51 members. David Bratt, chairman gave his progress report & announced an all-time high membership of 1418 (up from 1217 at the last AGM)

David Bratt and Vice chairman, Clarke Rogerson outlined the succession plan for the society, Alan Postill, Treasurer gave a financial report and John Harker, Area Officer for Derbyshire (pictured below) explained recent legislation on gating of paths.

John Harker talking on gating policies

After lunch, there was a full debate on the level of future subscriptions, and David Morton, Signpost Officer (below) chaired a discussion on the use of signposts made from recycled plastic which the society is now trialling in boggy areas.

Dave Morton and debate on plastic signposts

A report of the meeting will be published in the February edition of Signpost.


New signpost 318 unveiled at Jumble Farm, Glossop

Signpost 318 unveiling at Jumble Farm Glossop


On Saturday 1st December, our new signpost number 318 was unveiled at Jumble Farm, Glossop in honour of Edwin Holmes of the Longdendale and Glossopdale Footpaths Preservation Society. Mr Holmes is pictured here, right, alongside David Morton, Signpost Office for Peak & Northern Footpaths Society.


Rights of Way Forum hosted by Peak & Northern

Rights of Way Forum, Stockport, December 2007

On Tuesday 4th December, Peak & Northern Footpaths Society hosted a Public Rights of Way Forum in Stockport which was attended by Local Authority representatives from across the North of England. See the AO's / Inspectors' News page for a full report on this Forum.


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