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Shropshire's Great Outdoors Strategy Board
Monday, 11th June, 2018 10.00 am

Venue: Shrewsbury Room, Shirehall, Abbey Foregate, Shrewsbury, Shropshire, SY2 6ND. View directions

Contact: Tim Ward  Committee Officer

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Welcome, Introductions and Apologies for Absence


Public Question Time

To receive any questions from members of the public, notice of which has been given in accordance with Shropshire Council Procedure Rule 14.  The deadline for this meeting is 10.00am on Friday 8 June 2018.



Declarations of Interest

Members are reminded that they must not participate in the discussion or voting on any matter in which they have a Disclosable Pecuniary Interest and should leave the room prior to the commencement of the debate.



Minutes of the Last Meeting pdf icon PDF 73 KB

The minutes of the meeting held on 19 March 2018 are attached for confirmation.


Montgomery Canal

John Dodwell, Chair of the Montgomery Canal Partnership will present the progress to date and aspirations for the renovation of the Montgomery Canal.


Following the presentation Members of the Strategy Board are asked to discuss the aspirations for Montgomery Canal and agree how the Strategy Board may be able to assist.



Shropshire Way

The Shropshire Way Main Route has now been defined and the southern section has been launched. Members will receive a presentation about the new route and the Shropshire Way Association.


All Terrain UK

Marc Rue and Debi Stopforth will give an update on the activities of the Shropshire branch of All Terrain UK.


More about All Terrain UK can be found on their website:



Outdoor Partnerships Revised Policies for Rights of Way, Country Parks and Heritage Sites pdf icon PDF 867 KB

Draft revised policies are attached.


Members are asked to suggest any amendments prior to agreeing that the Draft Policies are presented to Shropshire Council as part of Shropshire’s Great Outdoors Strategy


Shropshire Council Update

To receive updates on the following:-


           Shropshire’s Great Outdoors Strategy consultation- progress to date

           Walking Forums- proposed changes to the forums

           Wild Teams and Walking for Health- no funding from April 2019

          Planning Policy- update on progress with Open Space Needs Assessment and proposals for new Supplementary Planning Guidance for green space

           Nesscliffe Country Park- conflicts between users


Updates from Members

To receive short updates from Members on key activities/ priorities/ issues


Agenda Items for Future Meetings

Members are asked to discuss key priorities for future meetings.


Dates of Future Meetings

To agree dates for future meetings


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