Ten-year plan to improve Stour Valley surfaces, signage and pathways to be considered

Bournemouth Echo: Ten-year plan to improve Stour Valley surfaces, signage and pathways to be considered Ten-year plan to improve Stour Valley surfaces, signage and pathways to be considered

A 10-year plan to improve surfaces, signage and accessibility along the Stour Valley will be considered at the Bournemouth Council Cabinet today.

The Stour Valley Masterplan sets out the council’s aspirations for the development of leisure along the Stour Valley corridor, which runs between Hengistbury Head Nature reserve and Millhams Mead Nature reserve.

The plans aim to maximise accessibility and public enjoyment of this corridor on foot, bike, buggy and wheelchair.

Bournemouth council hopes the changes will improve surfaces, signage, gateways and branding.

Councillor Lawrence Williams, Cabinet Member for Leisure, Tourism & Culture, said: “These new plans are exciting and will make it much easier for residents and visitors to access the various locations along the Stour Valley corridor.

“It is important that everyone gets a chance to explore and enjoy the nature and wildlife which we are so lucky to have in Bournemouth.”

The Stour Valley Masterplan will have no immediate effect on Council finances and individual projects will be developed and assessed for financial implications as and when they come forward.

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9:56am Wed 18 Dec 13

Old Colonial says...

“It is important that everyone gets a chance to explore and enjoy the nature and wildlife which we are so lucky to have in Bournemouth.”

When will it sink in that the very act of providing 'accessibility to all' destroys the very environment that is so treasured.
“It is important that everyone gets a chance to explore and enjoy the nature and wildlife which we are so lucky to have in Bournemouth.” When will it sink in that the very act of providing 'accessibility to all' destroys the very environment that is so treasured. Old Colonial

10:17am Wed 18 Dec 13

muscliffman says...

If "The plans aim to maximise accessibility and public enjoyment of this corridor on foot, bike, buggy and wheelchair." then they might as well tarmac the lot and call it a main road!

Surely the best way to protect this wonderful environment is to leave it completely alone and just let mother nature get on with what she does best.
If "The plans aim to maximise accessibility and public enjoyment of this corridor on foot, bike, buggy and wheelchair." then they might as well tarmac the lot and call it a main road! Surely the best way to protect this wonderful environment is to leave it completely alone and just let mother nature get on with what she does best. muscliffman

10:32am Wed 18 Dec 13

nothingtofear says...

You would think that the Echo might have managed to rustle up a picture of the Stour instead of the sea.
You would think that the Echo might have managed to rustle up a picture of the Stour instead of the sea. nothingtofear

11:09am Wed 18 Dec 13

Isosceles says...

If it ain't broke, don't fix it!
If it ain't broke, don't fix it! Isosceles

11:33am Wed 18 Dec 13

weevie says...

Stour valley? Picture of Poole Bay?
What a weird lot.
DON'T SPEND ANYTHING until we have truly segregated cycle lanes running alongside ALL our main roads. This is priority.
Stour valley? Picture of Poole Bay? What a weird lot. DON'T SPEND ANYTHING until we have truly segregated cycle lanes running alongside ALL our main roads. This is priority. weevie

11:48am Wed 18 Dec 13

BmthNewshound says...

Please save us from another Bournmouth Council "Masterplan". Why does this Council have such an obsession with littering the Borough with signage ?
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We have local schools in crisis, a hospital thats been described as dangerous and inadequate, an affordable housing crisis and the Councils response as ever is a little more window dressing.
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The cabinet should be spending less time discussing trivia and more time and effort into dealing with the many real issues that need addressing.
Please save us from another Bournmouth Council "Masterplan". Why does this Council have such an obsession with littering the Borough with signage ? . We have local schools in crisis, a hospital thats been described as dangerous and inadequate, an affordable housing crisis and the Councils response as ever is a little more window dressing. . The cabinet should be spending less time discussing trivia and more time and effort into dealing with the many real issues that need addressing. BmthNewshound

1:32pm Wed 18 Dec 13

Redgolfer says...

nothingtofear wrote:
You would think that the Echo might have managed to rustle up a picture of the Stour instead of the sea.
Beg to differ nothingtofear but I believe that the picture is taken at Hengistbury Head on the spit as the rocks have a lot of seaweed on them, but I do agree pointing into Muderford Harbour would have been better as the start or end of the story.
[quote][p][bold]nothingtofear[/bold] wrote: You would think that the Echo might have managed to rustle up a picture of the Stour instead of the sea.[/p][/quote]Beg to differ nothingtofear but I believe that the picture is taken at Hengistbury Head on the spit as the rocks have a lot of seaweed on them, but I do agree pointing into Muderford Harbour would have been better as the start or end of the story. Redgolfer

3:00pm Wed 18 Dec 13

oversixty says...

"The Stour Valley Masterplan will have no immediate effect on Council finances and individual projects will be developed and assessed for financial implications as and when they come forward".


Just as well because they have overspent the budget on the Hengistbury Head visitor centre!!
Therefore doubt it will ever happen!
What happened the the plans for Hicks Farm?
"The Stour Valley Masterplan will have no immediate effect on Council finances and individual projects will be developed and assessed for financial implications as and when they come forward". Just as well because they have overspent the budget on the Hengistbury Head visitor centre!! Therefore doubt it will ever happen! What happened the the plans for Hicks Farm? oversixty

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