Project Extended to September 2019

We are pleased to say that the Heritage Lottery Fund has approved the extension of  end date of the Railway to Greenway project until  the end of summer 2019. This does not mean any extra money but will enable us to pursue some  initiatives that a late start and a shortage of volunteers could not be completed by the original end date.

This spring we have the services of another post-graduate intern from the University and will be focusing on building the website and in particular collecting new Oral History interviews. We already have some fascinating ones and you can find them by typing ‘interviews’ into the search box.

We continue to erect our  wonderful interpretation boards made for us by a volunteer. One more to go up at Escrick Sidings and in the meantime we are designing and printing the content posters. The first one is on Naburn Bridge and the second, concerning invasive species, can be seen opposite the Marina.

As the weather (hopefully) improves we are launching the season on  Easter Sunday with a music event at Naburn featuring Brigid Kaelin and Steve Cooley all the way from Kentucky USA together with local singer song-writer Nina Sundstrom.

York Greenways AGM is on the 23rd January at the Royal Oak on Goodramgate with guest speaker Rupert Douglas Sustran’s Regional Development Manager explaining how their National Cycle Network Review will affect the York area. That will be followed with a briefing on the role of York Greenways within this new strategy. All welcome.