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Leicestershire Round Task Team

Further Appeal for Volunteers. – come and join us!

The Leicestershire Round was devised in 1987 by members of the Leicestershire Footpath Association to celebrate the centenary of the organisation. The 100 mile route remains popular and well walked, either by doing a small section or those taking up the challenge of completing the whole route. (It was interesting to see in Lynne’s Treasurer’s Report in last years Annual Report, that 50 people had purchased badges during the year after completing the route)

To compliment the work carried out by members of the Volunteer Warden Scheme, it was decided to form a Task Team to carry out minor tasks on the Round such as clearing vegetation and securing fallen waymark posts, this in part was due to Leicestershire County Council’s financial constraints causing slippage of their Rights of Way maintenance programme, and also it was felt as the LFA had devised the route, it had some responsibility in trying to keep the Round as trouble free for fellow walks as possible.

The Task Team was launched in 2019 with the full backing of Leicestershire County Council who appointed a liaison officer and whose guidelines are followed for health and safety purposes, The current team members attended a half day induction course at County Hall and normally work in small groups at a time convenient to all, carrying out tasks deemed safe to do so, They are also able to claim mileage.

Since my appeal in the LFA’s 2020 Annual Report, 5 members have offered their services adding to the initial 11, many of whom are also wardens, but in a effort to give a wider coverage of the route, I would still like increase the number and appeal to LFA members give some thought to becoming a team member in a valuable and rewarding role.

If you would like know more, please contact me at :- williamstrefonnen@btinternet.com.

David Williams

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