Crowan & District Footpaths & Bridleways Assocation
ST. AUBYN'S ARMS, PRAZE 23RD APRIL 7.30PM
Members Trimming Deeth Lane
Greetings To you
We should have the next Newsletter out by mid March 2004
If you would like to add anything to the newsletter please let one of the committee know.
(Old News letter from 2001)
Well as you all know the AGM was on the 11th of October. All who attended had a good evening. Those who did attend will also know that the old committee had to stand down and a new one elected. Before I reveal the new committee I think it’s appropriate to say a big thank you to Denise, Suzanne, Jackie and Linda for all their help and support. Without them many bridleways and footpaths would still be un-useable.
So now to the new committee and hopefully we can do as well as the old.
Chair: Jean Reekie
Tel: 01209 831191
Secretary: Denise Marles
Te: 01209 715069
Website: Carole Pengilly
Tel: 01209 713357
Treasurer: Michelle Lynex
Newsletter: Emma Pearson
So for any queries just get hold of one of us, we will be glad to help.
Jean, Carole and Annie attended the “Ride UK BHS proposed Kernow Trail” meeting at county hall on 6th November for an update.
Representatives from Bridleways Associations from all over Cornwall attended, with representatives from the N.F.U and County Council.
Adrian Bigg is the project coordinator.
Linear routes from 1) Lands End To Cannonstown and St Erth. 2) Leedstown to Blackwater (through our area). 3) Blackwater to Perranporth. 4) Perranporth to Newquay. 5) Newquay to Cardinham, Bodmin. 6) Cardinham to Lydford have nearly been decided.
A feasibility study needs to be undertaken and funding applied for, to cost it out. Advice needs to be gathered about suitable surfaces for those bridleways, which at present, are in poor condition.
These are very early stages for ride UK. They feel that the groundwork must be done properly first before presenting the idea for funding.
There are problems, where gaps exist in the route and some upgrading maybe needed and landowners approached carefully.
It is intended that the route will serve both local and visiting riders and may eventually encourage local farmers to provide overnight accommodation for horse and riders.
If they get the route through Crowan Parish that they want, it will be advantageous to us all!
Horse Caution Signs
A letter has been sent to the County Highways requesting a “Caution Horses” sign for Botetoe Bridge on the main Praze – Camborne road. Also, the possibility of a sign leaving Praze and Leaving Camborne, near Ramsgate to slow drivers down as 5 bridleways/byways intersect this road.
Crowan Parish Council have cleared the following tracks during this year:
No.35 alongside Pendarves woods – Carwynnen – Botetoe.
No. 67 Gew Manor to Borthog.
No.69 Gew Manor to Halancoose.
No.55 & 56 Praze – Camborne road to Copper Bottoms.
No.30 Burnt Downs.
No.14, 15 & 5 in the West of the Parish.
No. 71 Clowance to Crowan Church.
No.74 Praze to Crowan Church.
No.32 Burnt Downs.
Bridleways Members Suzanne, Jean, Jackie & Annie have trimmed:
No.34 Carwynnen towards Chapel Hill, both tracks.
Top of Chapel Hill to Higher Stennack.
Death Lane, from Carvolth – Praze road, to Cargenwen Reservoir.
Remember that many hands make light work so help with trimming days are greatly appreciated. Also that little and often keeps a lot at bay so if you would like to trim your nearest path and need help with tools, please contact Jean or Annie.
Remember that new members are always welcome as well as old.
Those of you who still want to be members please don’t forget your subs £2.00 is not a lot to ask and it’s all put to good use.
If anyone has an article they would like to be submitted send it to one of the committee and I promise that it will be posted in the next available newsletter.
The old and new committee would like to thank the ST Aubyn Arms Pub for letting us use its facilities for our meetings we are always made to feel welcome.
The new committee would welcome any new and fresh ideas so if you have a point that you feel needs raising and would like to attend the next meeting then please phone either Jean or Annie and they can tell you where and when.
For a good laugh turn over, but those with weak hearts be warned read with extreme caution.
How to give a cat a pill
How to give a cat a pill
1) Pick cat up and cradle it in the crook of your left arm as if holding a
baby. Position right forefinger and thumb on either side of cat's mouth and
gently apply pressure to cheeks while holding pill in right hand. As cat
opens mouth pop pill into mouth. Allow cat to close mouth and swallow.
2) Retrieve pill from floor and cat from behind sofa. Cradle cat in left arm
and repeat process.
3) Retrieve cat from bedroom, and throw soggy pill away.
4) Take new pill from foil wrap, cradle cat in left arm holding rear paws
tightly with left hand. Force jaws open and push pill to back of mouth with
right forefinger. Hold mouth shut for a count of ten.
5) Retrieve pill from goldfish bowl and cat from top of wardrobe. Call
spouse from garden.
6) Kneel on floor with cat wedged firmly between knees, hold front and rear
paws. Ignore low growls emitted by cat. Get spouse to hold head firmly with
one hand while forcing wooden ruler into mouth. Drop pill down ruler and rub
cat's throat vigorously.
7) Retrieve cat from curtain rail, get another pill from foil wrap. Make
note to buy new ruler and repair curtains. Carefully sweep shattered
figurines and vases from hearth and set to one side for gluing later.
8) Wrap cat in large towel and get spouse to lie on cat with head just
visible from below armpit. Put pill in end of drinking straw, force mouth
open with pencil and blow down drinking straw.
9) Check label to make sure pill not harmful to humans. Drink 1 beer to take
taste away. Apply Band-Aid to spouse's forearm and remove blood from carpet
with cold water and soap.
10) Retrieve cat from neighbour’s shed. Get another pill. Open another beer.
Place cat in cupboard, and close door onto neck, to leave head showing. Force
mouth open with dessertspoon. Flick pill down throat with elastic band.
11) Fetch screwdriver from garage and put cupboard door back on hinges. Drink
beer. Fetch bottle of scotch. Pour shot, drink. Apply cold compress to cheek
and check records for date of last tetanus jab. Apply whiskey compress to
cheek to disinfect. Toss back another shot. Throw Tee shirt away and fetch
new one from bedroom.
12) Ring fire brigade to retrieve the f------ cat from tree across the road.
Apologize to neighbour who crashed into fence while swerving to avoid cat.
Take last pill from foil-wrap.
13) Tie the little bastard's front paws to rear paws with garden twine and
bind tightly to leg of dining table, find heavy-duty pruning gloves from
shed. Push pill into mouth followed by large piece of fillet steak. Be rough
about it. Hold head vertically and pour 2 pints of water down throat to wash
14) Consume remainder of Scotch. Get spouse to drive you to the emergency
room, sit quietly while doctor stitches fingers and forearm and removes pill
remnants from right eye. Call furniture shop on way home to order new table.
15) Arrange for RSPCA to collect mutant cat from hell and ring local pet shop
to see if they have any hamsters.
How To Give A Dog A Pill...
1) Wrap it in bacon
July Newsletter will be out shortly
I have just managed to get back into the website, I will try and keep you posted with news up-dates.
We are in the final stages of finishing the newsletter.
November 2003 Newsletter
Chairperson: Jean Reekie, Bolenowe Moor Cottage, Bolenowe, Camborne, Cornwall, TR14 9HR. Tel 01209 610581 Secretary: Carole Pengilly, 90 Newton Moor Road, Troon, Camborne, Cornwall, TR14 9DS. Tel 01209 713357
Hello all and welcome to the Autumn / Winter edition of the newsletter, bringing you up to date information from your local Footpath & Bridleway Association. Who can believe how quickly this year has gone and yet again the dark evenings are upon as with limited riding and walking hours. No doubt by now most of you have your horses rugged up and prepared for the winter months ahead!
Rowes Lane and Bolitho Barton are now being dealt with which is good news.
Our A.G.M this year will be held on Thursday 27th November at St. Aubyns Arms, Praze-an-Beeble at 8pm. We had an excellent turnout last year, so please come and support us again! Our guest speakers will be Adrian and Margaret Biggs who are BHS County Access and Bridleways Officials . They have some very interesting topics to discuss and they will be open to questions. We will also be holding a raffle and will lay on some sandwiches and snacks. The cost for the evening will be £2 and membership fees will be due which are still held at £2.
These have not been made law yet so don't rush!! Read on to find out more information about this issue. Adrian will be discussing this at the AGM.
A Bill is going through Parliament, re. ragwort. In future if you do see ragwort in a field with or near livestock please report it to your local council, this weed kills between 6 - 9,000 horses a year! If you have any problems regarding the Footpaths & Bridleways Association please contact myself on 01209 610581, or Denise on 01209 715069
I found this following advert amusing, must
be a weight carrier!
15.2 HH 7 year Bay TB X Mare
qualified 2nd round British
novice / discovery
I hope you all enjoyed the lovely warm dry summer weather. I know it feels like a distant memory, now most of us are rugging horses and dealing with dark mornings and evenings. With limited riding hours please make sure that you can be seen whilst out riding and walking.
Information on the status of our Footpaths and Bridleways will be given in mil at the AGM on Thursday 27th November 2003. Please bring a friend or two along to the meeting.
On a personal note I will not be in a position to continue with the post of Secretary for the coming year. This is due to additional work commitments. However, I will still help in anyway I can. We really need some help running this association as without continued support Crowan & District FBA will not exist. This will be such a pity as so many people have put in so much hard work, past and present. Without the existence of the Crowan & District FBA many of the paths would not be usable today.
At the beginning of October I met up with Tracey Elliot-Reep and Scott Mcgregor on the last leg of their journey from Scotland to Lands end accompanied by their three Highland ponies. What an achievement! The information that Tracey and Scott have gleamed will be invaluable for all bridleways groups all over the country.
I hope to see you on Thursday. 27th November
PASSPORTS NOT YET LAW
Sir-DEFRA has jumped the gun on horse passports. It has written to owners asking them to register for passports despite the fact that the necessary legislation has yet to be passed. Indeed, the draft order that will introduce the scheme has yet to be kid before Parliament - let alone debated or approved by either House. During questions in the House of Lords (lo Oct) I will ask the farming minister, Lord Whitty, when DEFRA actually intends to bring the proposal before Parliament and how he can justify telling owners that a passport is now required under law when it is not. The EU has simply asked that member states take action to prevent drugs entering the human food chain. Attempts to introduce the passport scheme before the law has been changed are yet another example of the ends to which the government will go to avoid proper debate on this costly and unnecessary proposal. Indeed, DEFRA's proposals may well be rejected by Parliament. Vicount Astor, House of Lords. Article from Horse & Hound Oct 2003.
With Christmas insight I thought maybe these would make interesting reading, so they are on my list for Santa.
"Over the hills and far away"
Written by Candida Lycett Green, who rode across
Northern England on a Piebald horse called Bertie.
Printed by, BLACK SWAN £ 7.99
"Her expedition had a cathartic purpose however, as
Candida was recovering from Breast Cancer."
"Riding with Faith through New Zealand"
By, Tracey Elliot Reep.
Funds for the R.D. A. Horse back journey across
I read about her next challenge in the Western
From John O Groats to Lands end with two
Highland ponies, completed in the first week of
For more details of this book etc, visit her website
We all hope that you have had an enjoyable summer competing at local shows and events and all look forward to another season of fun next year.
Wishing you all a very Happy Christmas and best wishes for the New Year!
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