Hadnall's P3 Group (Parish Pathways Partnership)
This group was formed in 2016 with the aim of keeping the footpaths in the Parish kept open and pasable during the summer months and repairs made during the winter months.  The Shropshire Way passes through the village and is very popular with walkers and dog-walkers from the village as well as those from further afield.  A small band of 10 volunteers have managed to keep the Shropshire Way from getting overgrown with grass, nettles and thistlesThe group meets every two weeks during the summer, but did have to abandon work when it gets too hot!

Dates that the group meets on are also posted on the village website in the diary.

2018
Dates of working parties:- 
Tues 1st May, Weds 16th May, Tues 29th May, Weds 13th June, Tues 26th June, Weds 11th July, Tues 24th, Weds 8th Aug, Tues 21st Aug, Weds 5th Sept and Tues 18th Sept.  Each time the start time will be 2pm at the Village Hall.
New volunteers are always welcome!

The Group is putting in a request for money from Hadnall PC to extend the new path along the back of the Chapel Road estate. If successful, some energy will be devoted to get this valuable task completed before the Autumn.

Activity Log:

8th July 2018 - two groups tackled different areas.  One group went up to the area behind the Estate Office and cleared the Shropshire Way, whilst another strimmed and cleared the "middle" field path behind Chapel Road.


26th June 2018 - session cancelled due to heatwave (30 degrees!)


13/14th June 2018:  There were only three volunteers this week due to a clash with another village group. We worked mainly on the Shropshire Way, but did not manage to complete the strimming of the path behind Chapel Road  due to a technical hitch.  The vegetation had grown to almost head high in places and was getting very hard to easily pass through it.  The Playgroup use this route and they called it a "Jungle Walk".  The plants would have been well above the "smalls" heads!
Went back the next day and finished off the strimming all the way through to the field.


29th May 2018: Four hardy souls cleared the footpath from Ladymas Road through the back of Providence Grange to the field beyond at ground level and at head level.


16th May 2018:  Five volunteers continued attacking the bamboo and cleared the path to the Ease and we also strimmed a path through to the open space.  We need a bonfire to clear the pile of debris!!

We have begun the process of putting a bid in to the Parish Council for money to continue with the path that we started last year.  Hopefully that will come through soon and we can re-start the project


1st May 2018: Six volunteers made a start to the new season with pairs working in Church Field, on Hadnall Bank and behind Chapel Road.  So far the growth is not significant, but starting now means we have it under control.  The bamboo by the Ease was attacked and will need further hard graft to reduce its spreading growth.  The holly in the Ease needs cutting back as it over-growing the fence, but may have to be left until after the nesting season.



We achieved a bit more path construction and have now reached about 13m along the way  Underlay has been kindly supplied by the Bowling Club, but we have now run out of wood for the edging.  There is only a small amount of stone left so not much more progress can be made until more funds become available .

In addition a path was cut from the entrance of the The Ease onto the field so that walkers can can get onto the cut area from the layby.  This will be of particular help to dog walkers who can't go through the Ease.  It takes a lot of time to keep the Shropshire Way clear for walkers, but other paths in the parish can also be cleared if a need arises.



Tuesday 4th July:  7 hardy workers this time, engaged in laying a bit more path.  We have laid about 10 yards now and have run out of wood and fabric underlay.  There is still a bit more stone to lay.  The path was also stimmed clear to the far field so that you can walk along and not get wet legs if it has been raining.  It will probably need to be done again when we meet in two weeks, though!

We had a real treat afterwards when Anna turned up with ice-creams for us.  They were very much appreciated, thanks!


Wednesday 21st June: We tried an experiment of having a working party on a Wednesday rather than the usual Tuesday, however it still didn't suit everyone, so a compromise is now planned, alternating Tuesday sessions with one on a Wednesday will give more folk an opportunity to contribute.  The website will be the best place to keep a track of when sessions will take place.
The most recent session saw a few hardy folk (- it was warm and muggy!) do some thistle and nettle clearing whilst others worked on laying a short section of path along the Shropshire Way.  Some materials for the path became available, so it was decided to start the construction to show what can be achieved.  It is hoped to eventually extend the path to about about 120m, so that walking in the winter is possible and safer!  However more materials and digger are needed to get that done!




26th September
Five group members spent the day with fellow P3 and Healthy Walking Groups at the Annual Shropshire Celebration Day.  Some went on a fungi Foray and learned about various aspects of wild fungi, one went for a walk over and around the Cliffe and one went for a guided walk around part of the Nesscliffe Training Camp, looking at the old Shropshire and Montgomery Railway and some of the old WW2 ammunition bunkers on the site.  The day proved to be rather damp, but lunch was provided in Nesscliffe Village Hall and we were updated with aspects of Shropshire Outdoor provision and an amusing talk about Shropshire Folklore.






The gang hard at work at the first working party and then enjoying a very
welcome drinks break provided by a kind local resident.





The first working Party worked at the back of the Chapel Road estate, clearing
the path and cutting back the overhanging branches



At a subsequent working party, the path across Church Field was strimmed to
give a nettle/thistle free path
.