25th October 2016: Important Notice for all Greenway Users between Burton Green and Berkswell

bridgeIt has been reported by Warwickshire CC that the Greenway between Burton Green and Berkswell is now closed as a through route due to the potential collapse of a bridge. The bridge concerned is to the north of Burton Green, immediately south of the Waste Lane overbridge. Users will still be able to go up and down the the Greenway but only to the point where they come to the bridge. The assessment of its condition has come from the WCC bridge engineers following a report from a member of the public.

Green Leek 10K Athletics Race

greenleekThe inaugural Green Leek 10K race is due to take place along the Greenway on Sunday 9th October 2016. Around 300 athletes of all abilities will be leaving Burton Green at 10.00am and making their way along the Greenway and on through Kenilworth to finish at The Warwickshire Golf and Country Club. Please come out and support the intrepid runners along the Greenway.

“Made in Burton Green” returns to the Greenway in 2016

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The popular “Made In Burton Green” event returns to the Greenway next year! Do you remember last year’s wonderful scarecrows scattered along the route, and the giant spider hanging from one of the bridges? And the yarn bombing decoration of trees? Can’t wait!

 

Details below:-

 

SATURDAY 25 & SUNDAY 26 JUNE

Made In Burton Green 2016 – The Kenilworth Greenway

Made in Burton Green is a village event incorporating an arts and crafts exhibition at the Village Hall and scarecrow competition (open to all), set against the backdrop of the linear park known as The Kenilworth Greenway that runs through the village, between Kenilworth Common and Berkswell Station. 

Take a stroll along The Greenway to see the results of a community “larger than life” project and drop into the Village Hall to view a showcase of local arts and crafts talent and enjoy refreshments. 

There will also be a chance to vote for your favourite scarecrow.  The exhibition is part of the Warwickshire Open Studios initiative and will be open on 25 & 26 June 2016.

 

The scarecrows and “larger than life” will be in situ between 25 June and 10 July. 

Burton Green Village Hall (CV8 1PH) is on Hodgett’s Lane, 200 metres from the junction with Cromwell Lane in Burton Green Village

Car parking is available. 

 

Exhibition/cafe opening times:  12 noon to 5.00 p.m. on Saturday 25 June

                                                   10.00 a.m. to 5.00 p.m. on Sunday 26 June

 

 

For further details, email:     madeinburtongreen@me.com

 

Images of the 2014 event

http://burtongreen.blogspot.co.uk/2014/07/yarn-bombing-and-scarecrow-trail.html

 

More about Warwickshire  Open  Studios     

http://www.warwickshireopenstudios.org/

Well-attended AGM hears plans for next year

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The Annual General Meeting of the Greenway Trust at Burton Green Village Hall yesterday evening was well-attended, with 27 attendees representing a wide range of organisations.

Nick Hillard, chair of the Trust, reviewed activities over the last year, and made a short presentation highlighting in particular the ecosystem services offered by the Greenway to its many users. He also highlighted the latest user count information, which showed an incredible 39,000 user passes of the automatic counter during the month of May.

Marleen Hills, treasurer, presented the annual accounts, which showed a small deficit for the year. She highlighted the ongoing importance of fund-raising and donations.

Committee member Cllr John Whitehouse made a presentation highlighting how the building of HS2 would affect the Greenway, what the Trust had done to petition Parliament on the key issues, the improvements that had been achieved so far, and the main areas of current focus to secure other improvements to the final design of HS2. He also highlighted the HS2 Cycleway project, which planned to use the Greenway as part of an ambitious national plan to link communities along the route of HS2 via enhanced cycling and walking routes.

The meeting also heard from Ian Fenwick from Warwickshire Geological Conservation Group on plans for an interpretation board on the Greenway route, and from Craig Earl of Warwickshire County Council Country Parks on future ideas for the management of the natural habitat along the route.

Petitioning Parliament over HS2

nick_hillard_150_225Tomorrow (Tuesday 6th January) Nick Hillard (chair of the Greenway Trust) and Steering Group member John Whitehouse will be presenting the petition of the Greenway Trust to the Parliamentary HS2 Select Committee in Westminster. They will be seeking substantial improvements to the current HS2 plans as they affect the Kenilworth Greenway through Burton Green and beyond, and the Connect2 Kenilworth path to the University.

 

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We wish them every success, and hope that they get a sympathetic hearing from the MPs!

 

 

You can watch the proceedings live on your PC or tablet via http://www.parliamentlive.tv/

The text of the Greenway Trust petition is at http://www.publications.parliament.uk/pa/cmhs2/petitions/1101.pdf

Scrub Clearance Workday

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Volunteers from the Greenway Trust, Kenilworth Cycleways and Sustrans joined forces today in a mass scrub clearance event along the cycle path linking the Greenway to the University of Warwick.

Grass and bramble from the verges had spread up to 2ft. across the path in some places, reducing its effective width. With such a busy and well-loved route, it’s vital that the path is kept as clear as possible.

A total of 11 volunteers did a great job over about a 4 hour period. Well done everyone!

There will be probably be another, similar event in early Spring, so look out for it!

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Autumn Tidy Up and Planting at Crackley Bridge on Sunday 19th October 2014

 

100_1904The Greenway Trust is delighted to be collaborating with Warwickshire Country Parks in an attempt to tidy up and plant small shrubs/trees in the vicinity of the A429 Coventry Road in Kenilworth.

Date: Sunday 19th October 2014
Time: 11.30am for 2 hours max
Meet: On the Crackley Bridge over the A429
Attire: Gardening clothes (or similar), sturdy footwear, gloves
Tasks: Tidying up of ground vegetation and planting of small trees/shrubs

If you would like to get involved, then please drop an email to thegreenwaytrust@hotmail.co.uk or just turn up on Sunday morning.

 

DON’T FORGET! Family Fun Day & Beer Festival on Bank Holiday Monday

What better way to spend a pleasant Bank Holiday Monday afternoon, than at the Greenway Trust’s Family Fun Day & Beer Festival at the Peeping Tom pub, Cromwell Lane, Burton Green between 12.00 and 5.00 pm?

Admission is free, and there will be something for everyone to see and do. For the children, didicars, bouncy castle and free bike servicing. For adults, a wide range of local beers and ciders to sample and enjoy. For everyone, a pig or veggie roast, icecreams, and plenty of other stalls.

Come and enjoy yourself, while helping to support the work of the Greenway Trust, the local charity dedicated to promoting and protecting the Kenilworth to Berkswell Greenway for all its users.

August Bank Holiday – Beer Festival & Family Fun Day

Peeping Tom Event PosterWhat better way to spend an enjoyable (and hopefully sunny) August Bank Holiday afternoon? Come along to the Greenway Trust’s Beer Festival and Family Fun Day at the Peeping Tom pub in Cromwell Lane, Burton Green between 12.00 and 5.00 pm. Admission is free!

Good drink, good food, and something for all the family to enjoy! Have fun while helping to raise funds for the Greenway Trust.