The Chippenham to Calne Cycle path under threat!
The North Wilts Rivers Route is a 16km shared use cycle and pedestrian path established in 2000 by North Wilts DC.
7km is owned by eight different private landowners and leased to Wiltshire Council.
The leases are all due for renewal on 1st April 2019 and the non-renewal of the leases and consequent closure of the cycle-path had been approved by the Council's Corporate Leadership Team as part of the revenue savings plan for 2019/20.
This has now been postponed subject to consultation This means that the cycle-path should remain open until at least the end of March 2020.
At this stage Wiltshire Council are unable to comment on the viability of the path beyond this date.
We need to show them that we want the cycle-path to stay open. It is enjoyed by walkers, runners, cyclists, families and dog walkers alike. We are lucky to have this on our doorstep, so let's show them how much we care about it. Please sign this petition!
Details have now been added from the latest Councils Meeting about the possible closure of the Cycle-Path.
Scroll down to Page 18 on the Agenda to see the information - The potential savings for Wiltshire Councila are £26K per year.
Update #4about a month ago
Thank you for all the signatures so far!
We had a great turn out for the Gazette & Herald story - thank you to everyone who came.
We need just **384** more signatures to get to 5,000 signatures! At this point Wiltshire Council will debate the subject.
Please Share this post again and make sure all of your friends have signed - Let's Save Our Cycle Path!!
Update #3about a month ago
PLEASE READ!! TUESDAY 12th MARCH @ 4PM.
The Gazette & Herald will be a running a front page story about the possible closure of the Cycle Path. We need as many people to attend to show support for keeping it open. Bring your families, friends, dogs, bicycles etc. It is at 4pm at the Blue Boat at CastleFields.
Hope to see you all there. (If it's raining, just bring a brolley!)
Update #2about a month ago
For details on the latest Councils Meeting regarding the possible closure of the Cycle Path, please take a look at the Report on Page 18 of the Agenda - item 8 - Potential Savings for Wiltshire is £26k per year.
Update #1about a month ago
First target was to get 1000 signatures - we smashed that! And now on our way to 2000 signatures, amazing result and fantastic show of community spirit - well done everyone and thank you! Keep sharing!