From the National Trust and 1SW an update on the start-stop developments in the Plym valley:
The Plym Valley Advisory Group had a first meeting on the evening of 29 February, in which group members provided the National Trust with their thoughts regarding the proposed Plymbridge Cycle Hub and Café, near Plymouth in Devon.
The following interests and groups were invited and represented at the meeting:
- Devon Badger Group
- Estover Youth Centre
- Friends of Plymbridge Woods
- Instinctive Sport Running Club
- Local residents
- Mainstone Community Association
- National Trust Members
- Plym Peregrines
- Plymouth Bikespace project
- Plymouth Local Access Forum
- Plymouth Ramblers
- Plymouth Schools Sports Partnership
The meeting was led by an external facilitator ensuring an independent approach to the process. The aim of the first meeting was to hear what woodland users and local residents feel about the proposed cycle trails and cafe, highlighting both opportunities and issues. Several National Trust representatives, including senior management, were present as observers. The Trust will have an opportunity to respond to the points raised last night at the next Advisory Group meeting in late March. Three main areas were identified for the Trust to review and respond to:
- Identifying an appropriate location for the café.
- The design and location of the trails.
- Opportunities for enhancing the Plym Valley area as a key destination and promoting the cycle trail from Plymouth to Tavistock.
To keep up to date with progress on the cycle hub proposal visit the National Trust Plym Valley Facebook page or the National Trust Peregrine website. To be added to the distribution list for the Plym Valley newsletter contact firstname.lastname@example.org or 01752 341377.