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Curry Rivel Cycle and Footpath Group

Curry Rivel Cycle and Footpath Group is crowdfunding

111%
£5,585
raised of £4,999 target by 80 supporters

Weʼre raising £4,999 to research a traffic free cycle and footpath to link Curry Rivel to Langport and Huish Episcopi

Curry Rivel, Langport, Huish Episcopi
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The existing busy stretch of the A378 between Curry Rivel and Langport is unsuitable for cyclists and pedestrians due to being very narrow in places and the volume and speed of traffic. Residents of Curry Rivel and surrounding villages rely on amenities in Langport and Huish Episcopi such as local shops and businesses, doctors, the library, the secondary school and Huish Leisure Centre, but the vast majority use their cars to travel there and back.

The need for an improved transport link is clear and the proposed project would bring a wide range of benefits to cyclists, pedestrians and the wider community, for example:

- an accessible, safe and traffic free path for cyclists and pedestrians

- Increased opportunities for exercise, contributing to a healthy lifestyle

- reduction in volume of traffic and dangerous emissions on this stretch of the A378

- Increased trade for local shops and businesses

a link to a possible future rail station at Langport

- a solution to the need for a safe route for students to get to the school, academy and leisure centre

The project is now being taken forward by a small group of volunteers who are investigating feasibility, possible routes for the path, and funding opportunities. As the grant has been awarded to the project on a matched funding basis, the group are now seeking financial and other support from a wide range of sources including councils, businesses and voluntary organisations, as well as the public.

We need to raise £5000 to cover the fees involved for the research and to produce a design and route that will attract government funding to build it

For further information, to get involved please contact:

Tony Greenaway

tgreenaway51@gmail.com

Mobile: 07563 900646

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  • Curry Rivel Cycle and Footpath Group9 days ago
    Curry Rivel Cycle and Footpath Group

    Curry Rivel Cycle and Footpath Group

    9 days ago

    We did it! Thanks to each and every supporter who has donated we have reached and exceeded our target which means we can: 1. draw the £5000 matched funds from Somerset Climate Emergency Fund, and 2. appoint our specialists to carry out the detailed study Contributions will be/have also been received from Curry Rivel, Drayton and Langport Councils. Local schools are showing much interest as to the potential benefits. Join our Facebook Group for more updates https://www.facebook.com/groups/1080647319127777/ Thanks again Tony Greenaway

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  • Curry Rivel Cycle and Footpath Group21 days ago
    Curry Rivel Cycle and Footpath Group

    Curry Rivel Cycle and Footpath Group

    21 days ago

    Just Giving £2055 + £150 in other donations thank you everyone. Curry Rivel Parish Council votes to contribute £2500 from its infrastructure receipts to the project. Langport and Drayton Councils are likely to make a contribution so we are almost there We are shortly to enter discussions with specialists to begin the research. The project is expected to take 5 months to complete. There will be updates and public consultation along the way. Watch this space. Also why not join our Facebook group Curry Rivel Footpath and Cycleway Group

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  • Curry Rivel Cycle and Footpath Group1 month ago
    Curry Rivel Cycle and Footpath Group

    Curry Rivel Cycle and Footpath Group

    1 month ago

    Thanks to all of our 72 supporters so far, we have raised £2000 towards our target of £5000. We are about to enter preliminary talks with two organisations that specialise in this sort of research. However we are still short of our target and the research cannot begin until we are sure that the budget is in place. Please could you share the Just Giving Page with friends and neighbours who may not yet have contributed to this project which will benefit the whole community Many thanks again. We will get there Tony Greenaway

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3 months ago

Curry Rivel Cycle and Footpath Group started crowdfunding

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Page last updated on: 7/15/2021 08.13

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80

  • Alison Walters

    Alison Walters

    Jul 7, 2021

    £10.00

  • Net

    Net

    Jul 4, 2021

    This will be amazing for all to use, once completed.

  • Anonymous

    Anonymous

    Jul 3, 2021

    £3,500.00

  • Anonymous

    Anonymous

    Jul 3, 2021

  • Ann & Les Hood

    Ann & Les Hood

    Jul 2, 2021

    £20.00

  • Katy Baldwin

    Katy Baldwin

    Jul 1, 2021

    £10.00

  • Foster

    Foster

    Jul 1, 2021

    Thanks for trying to make this a reality. It will benefit everyone.

    £40.00

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Curry Rivel Cycle and Footpath Group

Curry Rivel Cycle and Footpath Group

Curry Rivel, Langport, Huish Episcopi

We have secured a grant to identify a traffic free multi user cycle and footpath linking the village of Curry Rivel to Langport/Huish Episcopi to enable all groups of people to travel safely between those places. We have formed a small working group to take the project forward.

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