Papers for the ECR AGM on Saturday 19th November 2016

The East Cheshire Ramblers annual general meeting will be held on Saturday 19th November 2016 at Macclesfield Tennis Club starting at 2 pm

Click on the following links to see the papers for the meeting

  1. Agenda
  2. Chairman’s Report
  3. Treasurer’s Report
  4. Membership Secretary’s Report
  5. Footpaths Secretary’s Report
  6. Publicity Officer’s Report
  7. Social Secretary’s Report
  8. Minutes of the 2015 AGM

Your ECR Committee members look forward to seeing you at the AGM.

Adrian Flinn


6th November 2016

Unexplained Waymarks

The Peak & Northern Footpath Society has recently become aware of a number of unauthorized way-marks which have been appearing around our area, initially in the Goyt Valley and more recently near Marple.   We suspect that they are been put up by one of the off-road motoring organisations in order to encourage use of the way-marked lanes.
This is an eMail we received form Dave Jenkins, a Peak Park ranger:

   “Recently myself and other Peak Park rangers have noticed the appearance of new      byway signs (white disc, red arrow and word byway – see photo attached) on various tracks in the Goyt valley. These tracks are defined on OS maps by green dots. In other words they do not have a formal designation on the definitive maps. We have not put up these signs either as agents of the Highway Authority nor as contracted Rangers with the landowner United Utilities. One of my colleagues has discussed this with a Derbyshire Highway Authority officer, who confirms that their staff have not erected these signs either. The area Ranger for the Goyt is in discussion with our footpath officer and other area Rangers on this matter.

My assumption is that these signs are being erected by an organisation connected with motorised vehicles. I also feel that this has some connection with the preparation for the new definitive map in 2020, although I have no evidence to prove this.

I feel this information could be of use to the Society and may need monitoring in other areas.”

If you come across any of these way-marks in your walks could you let the Society know directly by phoning 0161 480 3565 and leaving a message or by emailing, giving the location and if possible the grid reference.
Dave Brown (Hon Sec)

Unexplained Waymark Sign photo

Unexplained Waymark Sign photo