Wednesday, 23 March 2011

Settle Viaduct Land

Underneath Settle viaduct, next to the petrol station is some land that belongs to British Rail. It is partly hidden from the road by a wall, and a path runs through it. There is much litter and broken glass. the soil is very thin but some scrub has started to grow.

For about three years a consortium of voluntary groups led by Marian Armstrong has been asking Network Rail if we could have their permission to clear it up. Permission has finally been arranged and an official came form Network Rail came on Tuesday 22nd March to officially explain the safety precautions we must take.

People came from the Litter Picking Group, The Resources Centre, Churches Together in Settle, Craven Conservation Group, Vibrant Settle, Cultivating Settle, Settle Eco-group, TheW.I,  The Chamber of Trade, and The Town Council.
Neil  Barthorpe, the Network Rail Man gave Marion some gardening gloves to give to the volunteers.

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