NOTICE OF ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING
AGM Tuesday 29 March 2022
Sarratt Village Hall
7pm for Membership Renewals - AGM begins at 8 pm
Come and meet your new Committee Members and help them and the new chairman, Annabel Heathcote, take the CVBA forward for the future of the local horse riding community. See here for more information.
To contact the committee use our report form.
Please renew your membership on that evening, or immediately, by using the form that can be downloaded here.
Will be holding their A.G.M
On TUESDAY 29th March 2022
At Sarratt Village Hall,
Sarratt Green, WD3 6AS
Doors open @ 7.00 PM for Renewal of
Membership & Track Licence
AGM starts at 8pm
PLEASE come and discuss the way forward…..
Vote for the new Committee Members
Come and contribute to the future of safe off- road riding in the area.
Become a yard representative – we need help to continue
Everyone is welcome. Refreshments available.
For those of you who are not current members you can find out more
about CVBA and join.
Contact us NOW on www.cvba.org.uk report form
The following letter will be going to all members of the Chess Valley Bridleways Association - Do you want to lose this Association which has represented and championed horse riders in our area for almost 50 years?
If not please would local riders consider assisting the current committee by joining them ON THE COMMITTEE. No committee members are currently riding - we need people to be on horseback to observe and report on the problems encountered throughout the area we cover - Bovingdon, Sarratt, Chipperfield, Croxley Green, Chenies and Chorleywood. It would take little of your time - one evening per month - we no longer run major events, although are happy to attend with display boards at any shows locally.
Dear CVBA Member
CVBA TO BE DISBANDED?
The CVBA Committee, in its present form, feel it is no longer able to support the needs of local riders.
This is what is going to happen unless local riders are prepared to help.
• Without new support, we have no option but to wind up the CVBA.
• The current committee now includes no riders to advise on tracks
needing maintenance and notification on any fly tipping, rabbit holes etc.
• We are responsible for liaison with local landowners regarding the
licenced tracks, without which these would cease to exist
• We liaise with necessary authorities including Councils and local Rights of Way to ensure maintenance of bridleways. Without this, these may become impassable.
• We need more committee members NOW – either to join or replace the current committee.
We would like to hear from you by Friday 25 February, LATEST. Please contact any of the Committee Members listed below:
Angela Kemp: 07798 836 846 – firstname.lastname@example.org
Mo Sims: 07944 780 395 email@example.com
Juliette Kent: firstname.lastname@example.org
Annabel Heathcote: 07966 563321 email@example.com
Carol Hannah: firstname.lastname@example.org
The Quiz Night returns - Saturday 9 October at Blackwells, Chipperfield from 7.30 for 8 pm. Full details on this poster. Please all members come along with friends and family.
Following the message below, the Little Westwood permissive track has now been closed by the Landowner due to numerous abusive riders over the last few weeks.
New Hall Farm is still open as a licenced track, and so please join the CVBA to gain a licence for this safe off road riding facility. See our Membership Page for details.
Please do not trespass on the fields towards Little Westwood, as the landowner has seen numerous riders who have been doing just that.
The walkers stick to the footpath and we should stick to the track by the filed not in it !!
If this persists he will have no option but to withdraw the facility – You have been warned
Jasmine Safety Track Trust: Memorial Track at Bucks Hill
We are sorry to announce that the JSTT has now been disbanded. However, as you will see on the JSTT page, the Memorial Track is in the process of being adopted by Herts County Council. Memorial Plaques will still be available via the CVBA - contact via the report form here.
Membership forms are now available for the next year's membership. This remains the same format and charge as last year.
New Year Ride
Sadly we are unable to hold our New Year Ride in January 2021, due to Covid-19 precautions in our area. It is hoped that when conditions allow we can resume social events and rides.
1 August 2020
CVBA Membership - form updated here. Please contact our membership secretary by email if you have a query.
See above for a video shared by one of our Committee members riding on the Memorial Track as discussed below - this should help you recognise it. Please let the Committee know if you regularly ride the track as requested below. There are also surveys out to as many yards as possible to give us a firm idea of how many people use this track to avoid the busy roads around it.
THE MEMORIAL TRACK BUCKS HILL
"The Jasmine Safety Track Trust established, and has maintained, the Memorial Track in Bucks Hill since 1997. They are now seeking to have the Track adopted as a Public Bridleway, to protect it for current Riders and for future generations. To achieve this we need your strong support".
Please support us by a message on our Contact Form stating approximately how often you use the Memorial Track, where your horse is stabled, and giving a contact name/number/email address. Please head your message Memorial Track as well.
A committee member will also be visiting yards/stables in the area of the Memorial Track with a survey. A copy of the Survey is attached - you can complete it and return to our Chairman as an email attachment.
Monthly Rides in Hertfordshire, the nearest to us are at Shenley Park, WD7 9DW, and are limited to 14 riders - see link for full information and other venues in Hertfordshire.
Any questions please e-mail: email@example.com or call: 01992 555235
If parking is required the charge is £5 per vehicle, payable on the day.
Please clear away all hay, droppings etc. from around your horsebox/trailer. Do not muck out at the venue. Do not leave vehicles unlocked and keep valuables out of sight, the organisers accept no liability for loss or damage to personnel, equines, vehicles or goods. You must have your own 3rd party liability insurance if you are not a BHS Gold member.
Please note there is a tree over a bridleway at Ley Hill behind the golf course, opposite the pubs. Full details on our FaceBook page here. (5 May, 2018)
GUIDED RIDE - SUNDAY 29 APRIL - Despite the chilly weather 12 members enjoyed a ride out to Spencers Farm and a hasty and generous lunch back at the Chairman's yard afterwards! Adventures with cows to be reported in the next Newsletter! Thank you for coming along.
Message from BHS Herts
We're looking for people who used to ride from Moor Lane Sarratt to Holloway Lane Chenies before the ford was blocked by a gate. If you (or someone you know) used to use this route on horseback or bicycle, please get in touch so we can get this route recorded as a bridleway or restricted byway. Phil Wadey
If you can provide some evidence of this please send a message via our reporting page and the Committee will contact BHS and Phil Wadey.
A note regarding CVBA Summer Shows is on this page.
Thank you to those who came to the AGM, renewed their membership and purchased from our table top sale.
Membership renewals can still be made - full details on this page.
New Year Ride was held on Sunday 8 January 2017.
Excellent refreshments from The Plough, Belsize - thank you.
Around twenty riders departed in the drizzle for either a ride around Commonwood and Chipperfield, or a faster ride on the Moonshine tracks. Thanks to John, Juliette and Angela for escorting them. See Events page for a few pictures taken at the Plough.
THANK YOU 2016!
CVBA Quiz night - Friday 11 November - at Blackwells, Chipperfield. We had a terrific evening and raised around £350 for CVBA funds. Thank you for coming along.
CVBA Members Guided Ride - Sunday 9 October - was a great success.
Working with the Boxmoor Trust
On Thursday 6 October some CVBA members and friends helped the Boxmoor Trust team with cutting back some Permissive Bridleways. Thank you to those who were able to come along.
WARNING TO RIDERS - 2016
Chipperfield Permissive Track north side.
On inspection of this newly laid track on Thursday 22nd, a quantity of wire and metal objects have been found. Due to the urgency of the situation we have been informed that the track will be scanned next week. CVBA Committee.
CHIPPERFIELD WOODS ALL-PURPOSE TRACK - No change at present
This track, running from the Narrows is temporarily closed whilst the surface is investigated by the authorities. The other Horse Tracks are still open. The British Horse Society is now taking an active interest in the cases and the surface.
An interesting blog has been published regarding keeping bridleways open - 'Do you like riding on the roads?' - you can read it here. If you have any views on this feel free to use our contact page to raise a comment.
There is a separate Gallery now for CVBA Event photographs.
We produce Newsletters for our members - you can see an example here.