Many members from the Rutland Area will remember Sheila Ervin who sadly died on 14th January 2021 in Chater Lodge. She was 87 and suffered a stroke last year. For many years Sheila hosted the LRBA Rutland Area Meetings at her home in Preston. She worked tirelessly to maintain Rutland Bridleways and could often be seen out riding in the locality.
LRBA Scalford to Goadby Marwood link threatened ... Please can you help?
BW F18 heads north at Scalford from Sandy Lane (beside the village hall and recreation ground) at Scalford to meet the BW (F28) that runs west from Goadby Marwood to the Eastwell-Scalford Road. Recently the farmer has put up notices saying horses are not allowed across the top field. It turns out F18 is a footpath when it leaves Scalford parish. The county council say the only way to get the footpath onto the Definitive Map as a bridleway is to make a claim based on evidence of use by riders or cyclists.
So we’re looking for names and contact details of riders (or cyclists) who’ve used it regularly – once a year, once a week, once a day – for periods over the last 20 or so years. Without this short link the main part of F18 would be a dead-end and Scalford would not be reachable by BW from Goadby Marwood. Please let Vicky Allen, our Networks Officer, know if you can help, and if any friends or family would also help (with their contact details). She hopes to hear from you soon as we need to deal with this quickly. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Belvoir Castle Car Park - Update
Belvoir parking is now charged for - please see our News Page for more details.
LRBA Updated Policies 2020
All of LRBA Policies can now be found on the Constitution page as they fall under the Constition. There is an easy to use menu at the head of the page where you can select the desired policy you wish to see. Just click on it and it will take you to that specific part of the page where the policy lies. Click here for the Constitution Page link.
2020 Rides Programme Cancellation
With regret, the Executive Committee of LRBA has decided to cancel the remainder of the Rides Programme for 2020. Factors leading to this decision were the difficulty of maintaining some degree of social distancing; the possibility of a second lockdown being re-imposed; the reluctance of landowners to have large numbers of visitors bringing potential infection; and the age and potential vulnerability of many of the Ride Organisers and helpers.
It will be LRBA's 30th Anniversary next year and we would like to include your ideas on how to celebrate it. We hope to repeat some of the 2020 Rides showing fabulous countryside. If you have any ideas, please get in touch with our Rides organiser on email@example.com.
2020 Annual General Meeting Voting Outcome
25 forms (7.4% of the membership) were returned to the Honorary Secretary by the deadline of 30th April which exceeded the number required for a quorum, namely 20. 20 forms came by post and 5 were emailed.
From the membership numbers, 7 of the forms came from founder members who joined in 1991; a further 9 from members who joined before 2000; 5 from those who joined before 2010 and 3 from members who joined in 2015 or 2016. This shows that more recent members are less interested in the formalities of running an organisation such as this – which could create problems when the present Committee all get too old to serve.
All members approved all the items listed on the form. Therefore:
1. The annual report for 2019, the Treasurers report for 2019 and the accounts for 2019 are approved.
2. The appointment of Philip Daulby as auditor for 2020 is approved.
3. The Chair, Kim Hall, the Honorary Treasurer Ann Hughes and the Honorary Secretary Roger Linford are all reappointed for 2020.
4. Executive Committee members Janet Benskin, John Coleman, Lynne Pass and Liz Woolston are all re-elected. Their roles will be decided at the next Executive Committee meeting, scheduled for early July.
30 April 2020.
Area Meeting Dates
Area Meeting Dates are now on the Area Meetings Page, which can be found under the Welcome Tab.
Prestwold near Loughborough
The Prestwold Riding Scheme is now "up and running" - please see https://myridingclub.co.uk/organiser/prestwold-estate-rider-scheme for more information.
The LRBA exists to improve, extend and maintain the wonderful network of bridleways in the two Shire counties of Leicestershire and Rutland and their immediate surroundings. At LRBA we have a splendid programme of LRBA Rides, for which you have to be a member. For other Non LRBA Rides please click here. The annual cost is only £10 and all you have to do is to send in the Membership Form.
The rides cost £10 (£5 for under 18s); the Ride Entry Form should be sent to the individual ride organiser listed on the Rides Programme. We have area meetings twice a year in the 7 areas across the two counties, at which we discuss bridleway matters. The dates and locations of the next set of meetings can be seen in Area Meetings. The News section gives information on bridleway closures and problems as well as events. The latest issue of our Newsletter can also be found in the news section and shows how active we are in trying to improve the network of riding routes in our region.
If there is a problem, who do we contact? Please go to the Who to Contact tab on the top menu.
Day to day updates are to be found on our Facebook page. Click on the logo below to catch up on our latest news and photographs. LRBA members can send information about local Bridleway problems and hazards to firstname.lastname@example.org to be immediately available to warn local riders. We can publicise and enhance details of LRBA events and those of other local equestrian organisations. Adverts are not permitted.
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