Councillors muck in to help clear bridleways

Left to right Coun Vince Settle, Carol Lanyon, Phil Alexandrou, Angela Jacques (hidden), Ian Roberts and Pam Curtis
Left to right Coun Vince Settle, Carol Lanyon, Phil Alexandrou, Angela Jacques (hidden), Ian Roberts and Pam Curtis

A group of volunteers – including a councillor or two – helped to clear a bridleway as part of a new project to make the routes more accessible for walkers.

Helpers, including Coun Vince Settle, cut down overgrown sections of the pathway near Queensway in St Annes. He said: “We cut down an overgrown bridleway around the back of Queensway as part of a new project to make our bridleways more accessible for walkers.

“We have also joined Lancashire County Council’s delegated maintenance scheme for looking after public rights of way, and this is our first job. Rather than getting a contractor to do it some councillors, as well as St Annes in Bloom members, we decided to do it themselves at no cost.” Pictured above, left to right, are volunteers Coun Vince Settle, Carol Lanyon, Phil Alexandrou, Coun Angela Jacques (hidden), Ian Roberts and Pam Curtis. Coun Tony Ford also took part in the project.