27 September is Connect2 day

We reported in May on the bid for funding for a new pedestrian and cycle bridge over the River Wye by Sustrans, the UK's leading sustainable transport charity. Things have moved on and the Hereford scheme is now through to the final 79 community based schemes that in total will form the Sustrans Connect2 bid for the 'Big Lottery Fund's Living Landmarks: The Peoples Millions' competition. The Connect2 project is being considered alogside five other projects and a televised public vote on ITV1 between Christmas and New Year will decide which of the six projects submitted will win a single multi-million pound grant. Sustrans are planning a national Connect2 day on Thursday 27 September to raise awareness and Hereford will be playing its part. Look out for details in the local press and on our website. Herefordshire Council has confirmed their support for the scheme and a local steering group has been established which as far as possible will become the custodian and sponsor of the scheme. The St James and Bartonsham Community Association are pleased to be part of this group and recently attended the first meeting. Please register your interest by telephoning 0845 0581373 or visiting www.sustransconnect2.org.uk. Read our earlier entries here.

Posted: Wed - August 8, 2007 at 11:43 PM