Projects > New Projects
Since the Community Strategic Plan was launched in May 2005, the Vale Vision Board of Directors has kept the plan under review, helping other groups with new projects or initiating projects by Vale Vision itself.
2006, Vale Vision have led a group of local people, including Sustrans and
Councillors from Cam, Dursley and Uley in investigating the possibility
of a cycle/walking route from Uley to the Cam Railway Station and linking
to the National Cycle Network at Route 41 at Slimbridge.
|The Dursley Sculpture & Play Trail|
of the trail has only been possible due to the support of volunteers from
the community. Trail clearance, path upgrading and erection of sculptures
have been due to the enormous effort of the Cotwolds Wardens and Simon Long
and his team from Traditional Forestry. Sculptures have been developed by
many local voluntary groups of all ages and abilities from those who are
school age to those who are retired as well as those who struggle with disability.
We thank the Twinberrow Trust for enabling the trail to be developed in
Twinberrow woods and the many local businesses who offered their financial
support for the purchase of materials to develop the sculptures.
A new group, 'Breakheart Community Project’ is currently working in partnership with Magnox South to see this developed as a Nature Trail for local people. It is already a wildlife reserve and used by local people walking their dogs but it could provide an interesting site for study as well as for recreation.
|Healthy Living Walking Initiative|
several volunteers undertook Walk Leader Training to ensure that they
were suitably qualified to lead walks. In spite of the awful weather,
the Rural festival in May 2007 proved the catalyst to an interest in
local walks graded for those who were maybe wishing to become more active
but would prefer the company of a group. In the Healthy Living partnership
meetings some local GP's had established an interest in a GP walk referral
scheme for graded walks. Walk descriptions will ensure that it is clear
if walks will be on pavement/made up footpaths or a little more rural
and rugged. The schedule will complement other walks which are already
organised by local walking groups. This is being organised on a 3 month
trial basis and will be reviewed regularly to check that it is meeting
demand. For those interested in becoming a Walk Leader, please visit
in Stroud website.
Important note: those interested in coming along do not have to be referred by a GP but will be asked to fill in a short confidential medical questionnaire.