Below are the latest updates on progress with the Derwent Valley Cycleway. We hope yuo find them of interest. If you can help, or have more information, on any of the topics, then please get in touch with the Secretary of the Group, Ian Scott.
The working group have recently received a letter from Amber Valley Borough Council expressing their support for the project.The council says "they will do their utmost the help support the plans as far as possible". They recognise that there is a shortage of off road cycle routes in the Amber Valley area.
Darley Park All User Path Consultation - Update
Darley Abbey Consultation: This took place on Friday 12th and Saturday 13th August in Darley Park opposite the café. The City Council propose that there should be a multi-user path along the West side of the river.
The objective is to improve all user access into Darley Park :
· Allow easy and safe access for wheelchairs, mobility scooters and buggies.
· Protect the landscape character of the park.
· Prevent further destruction of the grassland.
· Enhance the aesthetic value of a dilapidated part of the park
This development is an important part of the Southern end of our proposed cycleway.
Three alternative surface materials were on display. The public were asked to express support or objection by ticking a sheet. The number of supporters appeared to far outweigh objectors.
Members of the Derwent Valley Cycleway working group were in attendance and engaged a number of members of the public in conversation about how this development would facilitate safe family cycling and wheelchair access to the park.
Although this information has already been circulated to our wider group of supporters it is most important that we encourage everyone to send individual letters of support to David Winslow Community Parks Officer.
David’s contact details are: | Community Parks Officer | Community Leisure | Communities and Place | The Council House, Corporation Street, Derby, DE1 2FS | 01332 641549 | 07812 300570 | Minicom 01332 256666 |
There is also a questionnaire that can be filled in and sent to David Winslow in the Parks department.
or you can make positive comments on the City Council Planning website.
The objective of the working group is to bring together individuals and groups with an interest in establishing a safe and family friendly, off road, multi-user cycle route from Mat- lock to Derby linking the Derwent Valley Mills World Heritage Sites.
To include access for wheelchair users and walkers.
To encourage cycling for health and to reduce vehicle related carbon emissions by making it safer to commute by bicycle.
DERWENT VALLEY CYCLEWAY is part of The National Heritage Corridor ® Collective Trade Mark of Derwent Valley Trust: Registered in England : No. 3182660. A Company limited by guarantee and registered as a Charity No. 1058609
Registered office:Geldards LLP, Number One Pride Place, Pride Park, Derby DE24 8QR
Supported by: Derby Cycling Group, Derby CC, Derwent Valley Mills World Heritage Site, Derbyshire CC, Sustrans, Cycling Club of GB, Amber Valley BC, Transition Belper, Duffield PC, Milford and Makeney community, Breadsall PC, Peak Cycle Links, Peak District National Park Authority, East Midland Trains, Ecclesbourne Valley Railway