I have great news this evening from County Hall, Isle of Wight. The executive has agreed to commit £200,000 to repair the collapsed sea-wall between Totland Bay and Colwall Bay which I highlighted on this blog last month.
Although this is not a total rebuild, rather a ‘make do and mend’ to quote the paper to the executive, the work will ensure that we can once again walk this exhilarating route with its spendid views across the Solent.
As Ramblers’ president, I was pleased to join the Isle of Wight Ramblers in August for a photo opportunity on the blocked path and to offer some advice about the campaign. Many congratulations to the Ramblers who worked with local businesses to put pressure on the council.
I am keen to help other Ramblers’ Areas with their campaigns. They have only to ask.