Ideas pour in for boosting the future use of Marlborough’s railway path
A host of good ideas for the future came from members of the public who attended last week’s open meeting of the Friends of the Railway Path held the Calley Memorial Hall, Chiseldon, reports chairman Dick Millard.
The aim of the meeting was to discuss how the path could be made better and more enjoyable for users. Some of those taking part were cyclists, some walkers and some were horse riders.
And all of them knew about and used the path.
Among the many suggestions made were calls to:
1. Provide better signing, particularly through Chiseldon, and in Marlborough.
2. Develop better access for a variety of users, especially at the Marlborough end of the path.
3. Identify parking areas for horse boxes.
4. Give better views of the surrounding countryside while preserving the habitat value of hedges and trees.
5. Make much more information available on the history of the path and the landscape which it traverses.
6. Create more things to look at and do on the way.
The committee of the Friends of the Railway Path will now start to develop a plan for what to do, and start to find suitable sources of funding.