Just to let you know the contractor (O’Callaghans Ltd) are looking to make a start on the overflow car park at Moss Side Playing Fields on Monday so access will be restricted to the bridleway section between the bottom end of the car park and the woodland to the south while they are laying the new surface.
They’ll put up signs at either end, but if you could like the UWBA members know it would be appreciated as it will temporarily interrupt the loop. I looked at the possibility of the diversion along the front of the pavilions but the ground is currently very wet and will probably cut up quite badly.
The contractor is aiming to be offsite by the end of March 2018 but the early stages are at the mercy of the weather. I’ll keep you updated as to progress and we’ll accommodate access as soon as it we are able.
In the meantime, please let me know if there are any issues.
Bobby the Horse
Hope you are all enjoying our wonderful horse sculpture ‘ Bobby the horse’ which was just put in place last Thursday evening.
For those who haven’t seen it yet, it is on the grass mound, to the left of the roundabout as you drive south on the B5253 ( Flensburg Way,) from the Waste disposal roundabout (Tank roundabout) to the junction of Longmeanygate and Flensburg way.
The idea originated a couple of years ago, as a war horse statue to commemorate the horse in WW1, but South Ribble Borough Council and C & W Berry came on board to support the structure and felt that it would be more in keeping if developed as part of the’ Transport in Leyland Theme’ which is displayed around the borough.
The resulting sculpture, as designed by DP Structure Ltd, really is superb and lives up to all our expectations. I think it might have come as a bit of a shock last Friday morning when people driving to work saw that a giant horse and cart had suddenly appeared on the roundabout.
We managed to go along in the dark hours of Thursday evening to watch the horse and cart being placed in position by the giant crane – all very exciting after all the planning which has taken place. (Some photos attached)
Considering our main aim was to celebrate the importance of the horse, it was quite poignant when we realized that the site of the structure had some 30 odd years previous, been the site of the original house and stables of a well-known local rag and bone man, and his famous horse Bobby. Hence the name of the sculpture is Bobby the horse.
Ulnes Walton Bridleways Association would like to thank everyone for their support in allowing this project to come to fruition, especially C & W Berry for their funding and work on the wagon and South Ribble Borough Council for all their design, planning and funding .
UWBA is so pleased to have promoted the importance of the horse in our community – past and present.
Enjoy the sculpture!!!
Halloween October 30th 2017
Once again a great day the sun shone, and we had a great turnout with fabulous costumes, thank you to everyone who supported the event.
Please note our planned local rides for this year, any other events will be posted on our Facebook page, should you be looking for some more Lancashire rides please go to:-http://www.lancs-egb.org.uk/
Please go to:- http://www.lep.co.uk/news/100k-lottery-funding-boost-to-central-lancashire-clubs-1-7281885 to read about our lottery funding.