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Tuesday, 17 October 2017


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Bridge the Gap
CodeWe'd like to bring the old metal military railway bridge near  Catterick racecourse back into use.

The plan is to deck the bridge and create a bridleway crossing of the river at Brompton on Swale.

The plan is one of 79 projects from all over the country to form a Connect2 bid for lottery money.  Six competing schemes, ranging from the Eden Project in Cornwall to Sherwood Forest in Nottingham, will make their pitch for the funding on ITV1 in December, with viewers voting for their favourite scheme.

PLEDGE YOUR SUPPORT FOR THIS LOCAL SCHEME NOW AND STAY UP TO DATE WITH PROGRESS

DIARY DATE: Saturday 6 October  Take part in one of several walks from various points, to the bridge, or join us at the site with William Hague.

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Connect2 is an exciting UK-wide project that aims to improve local travel in 79 communities by creating new walking and cycling routes for the local journeys we all make every day.

By building bridges and new crossings over barriers such as busy roads, rivers and railway lines, Connect2 will connect people to the places they want to go.

Each crossing will link to a network of walking and cycling routes, taking you to your schools, shops, work and green spaces.

To make this happen we need you to get behind Connect2 because it is one of six projects competing for a single grant of £50 million from the Big Lottery Fundís Living Landmarks: The Peopleís Millions.

Would you like to see Connect2 succeed in Richmondshire? Sign up today so we can keep you updated on progress.

Who is involved in Bridge the Gap?  Richmondshire District Council, North Yorkshire County Council, Richmond Swale Valley Community Initiative, Yorkshire water (owners of the bridge), the Ministry of Defence, Brompton on Swale Parish Council and Bridge the Gap Steering Group, neighbouring parish councils, local businesses, voluntary groups, riding, wlaking and cycling organisations, local residents.

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