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GET ON YER BIKE!!
I would love to see the introduction of a safe, well marked network of cycle paths covering our entire community and linking Southgate, Pennard, Parkmill and Kittle (hopefully eventually linking us to the Swansea Bay cycle path). I'd like this to be accompanied by a community-wide 20mph speed limit at school commuting times. This would allow our children to cycle to school safely, as well as to friends' houses, recreational areas and existing bridleways.
We would be a flagship Welsh community for promoting the health and wellbeing of an entire generation of village children in this way, as well as improving the natural environment by reducing vehicle and noise pollution at school run times.
Imagine a community where cars drive really slowly in the morning and everyone is out on their bikes! It would be fab!
1) Be attractive for walkers with excellent information on local walks.
2) Ensure that footpaths and facilities for walkers are maintained, improved and
3) Contribute to local tourism plans and regeneration strategies.
4) Promote the health benefits of walking and increase participation.
5) Encourage the use of public transport.
The benefits of the scheme are:
1) The process of applying for membership brings community groups and
businesses together in partnership for the benefit of the whole community.
2) Allows communities to benefit from regular networking opportunities within the
town and with other members of the network.
1) Attracts more people to visit your Town to enjoy local walks.
2) Economic benefit for local shops, B&Bs, Hotels, Pubs, Cafés, Restaurants,
etc. through increased footfall.
3) Strengthens towns’ reputation as a walking destination when signposted
walks/walking guides are available.
4) Promotes local visitor attractions.
5) Compliments towns’ economic generation/tourism plans and strategies.
6) Demonstrates that walkers will be given a warm welcome by the local
1) Ensures that public footpaths remain open and maintained for the benefit of
local people and visitors.
2) Promotes effective liaison arrangements with local councils and agencies
responsible for footpaths. WAW members provide a focus for cooperation.
3) Helps to create new footpaths and walking groups.
4) Encourages preparation of local walk guides and signage.
5) Promotes the health benefits of walking and being in the countryside.
6) Gives local people and visitors the opportunity to learn about the culture,
history and biodiversity of the Towns and surrounding countryside.
7) Helps ensure that footpaths and facilities for walkers are kept in good
Wheelchair users in our community deserve a wheelchair friendly route from one part of the village to the other.