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Barrow Footpaths Group

Barrow Footpaths Group

This is a village group of volunteers with the aim to keep our footpaths and jitties clear and tidy of rubbish and overhanging branches and brambles. We meet every two weeks, usually on Wednesday or Thursday mornings at 10am. Details for each task are sent out to volunteers via email where possible. There is also a poster at the Parish Council Office.

This group has been set up with support from the Parish Council. They provide Public Liability Insurance, gloves and tools. A brown bin for green waste is also available.  For those who prefer to help out with litter picking, we also have bags and litter pickers. 

Please contact the Parish Council on 01509 416016 or via email on if you wish to join this group.

To report issues about Footpaths to the Parish Council please use the Fault Report Form on the Parish Council Website or click here.  There is also a map of the Footpaths around the village available on the Parish Council Website or click here.

We are always keen to find out what areas around the village you think need to be a priority for this group to get working on. If you know of any areas please let me or the Parish Council know.

Please complete the Volunteer Registration Form and come and join us on one of our future tasks. Our Risk Assessment is also available.

Future dates for your diary: (Please see details in the 'Local Events' calendar for where to meet up for the next task)

  • Thursday 31st October - Willow Road Play area (Brooker Close)
  • Wednesday 13 November - Mill Lane Footpath (below Play area)
  • Thursday 28th November - Old Station Car Park

We have already completed tasks in the following areas:

  • Task 29 - 16th October - Grove Lane/Sileby Road & Sileby Road/Avon Road jitties
  • Task 28 - 3rd October - Top of New Street jitty
  • Task 27 - 19th September - A6 underpass towards Mountsorrel
  • Task 26 - 5th September - Melton Road towards Fishpool Way
  • Task 25 - 22 August - Jitty alongside the Mooring Pub

Annette Richardson

Litter Picking

We will soon be starting a separate group for Litter Picking around the village one day a month.  It will be on a Saturday morning one month, followed by a Sunday morning the following month.

Future dates for your diary: (Please see details in the 'Local Events' calendar for where to meet up for the next task)

  • Sunday 27th October - (0930 - 1030/1100) - Humphrey Perkings School
  • Saturday 30th November - (0930 - 1030/1100) - tbc
  • Sunday 29th December - (0930 - 1030/1100) - tbc

Barrow In Bloom

We were awarded 141 points and so earned a SILVER!! We were also awarded a lovely Glass Vase for the Most Improved Entrant in East Midlands and a Judge's Award was given to Barrow Open Gardens Team for 20 years of fund raising for Rainbows. Our Vase and certificates are on show at the Parish council Offices.

Well Done and Thank you to all the groups within the village to took part this year.

We are already trying to plan for our entry for 2020.

If you want to help out or take part in any way, suggest where the judging route should visit or a theme we could all follow, then please get in touch with me via the Parish Clerk.

Previous Tasks

  • Task 24 - 15 August - Towpath between Barrow Deep Lock and The Navigation
  • Task 23 - 07 August - Footpath I23 towards Seagrave
  • Task 22 - 01 August - One Man Bridge Footpath
  • Task 21 - 25th July - Cotes Road/Bridge Street Jitty (Top)
  • Task 20 - 16th July - Melton Road/Breachfield Road Jitty
  • Task 19 - 10th July - Strancliffe Lane Jitties
  • Task 18 - 3rd July - Shooting Close Lane Jitty
  • Task 17 - 20th June - Footpaths behind the Cricket Pitch
  • Task 16 - 12th June - New St to Highfields/Melton Road and Church St to New St Jitties
  • Task 15 - 30th May - Fishpool Way (Part 2)
  • Task 14 - 16th May - the Moorings Jitty
  • Task 13 - 1st May - Melton Road and Fishpool Way
  • Task 12 - 25th April - Shooting Close Lane
  • Task 11 - 4th April - Boat House Jitty
  • Task 10 - 20th March  - Fishpool Brook footpath
  • Task 9 & 1 - 9th December & 7th March - Bridge St/High St opposite Jerusalem roundabout
  • Task 8 - 20th February - Footpath I23 towards Seagrave
  • Task 7 - 7th February- Footpath I23 between Breachfield Road and Melton Road
  • Task 6 - 24th January - Part of Footpath I32 from the Cricket Ground along part of Fishpool Brook
  • Task 5 - 10th January - Mill Lane Footpath by Play area
  • Task 4 - 2nd January 2019 - Millenium Park - clearing lower pathways of weeds and all paths of overhanging branches
  • Task 3 & 2 - 11th & 19th December 2018 - Willow Road play area near to Brooker Close/Cotes Road
  • Open Gardens - Barrow Open Garden Tasks from 2019here

Great British Spring Clean

Thank you to everyone that joined us for the Great British Spring Clean running 22nd March to 23 April 2019.  Between the 4 sessions, 2 around the village, 1 with Hall Orchard Primary School and 1 with Barrow Running Club we picked up over 30 Bags of rubbish from our village streets.


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Last Updated. 16-October-2019 By Barrow Footpaths Group