Isle of Wight does the right thing

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.

No way

No way

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.

The landslip

The landslip

I am keen to help other Ramblers’ Areas with their campaigns.  They have only to ask.


About campaignerkate

I am the general secretary of the Open Spaces Society and I campaign for public access, paths and open spaces in town and country.
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2 Responses to Isle of Wight does the right thing

  1. Thank you Kate for your support. This campaign owes a lot to The Ramblers. It will be marvellous to once again walk along this splendid iconic walk. Hope to see you again once the wall is reopened. So many walkers will once again be able to enjoy this magnificent sea level walk. This is very good news indeed.

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