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Aston Hill AGM 2011

Aston Hill AGM 2011

Members of Aston Hill! It’s that time of year again when those behind the scenes at Aston Hill look to you for your help. We really need to know if we are running things the way you like it. Is there something that you would…

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423 shut Saturday morning

423 shut Saturday morning

Rich and some Hillbillys will be working on the 423 this Saturday (29th October) to bring trail structures in line with Forestry Commission guidelines. What this means in plain English is they will be making sure that the 423’s jumps are solid and super-safe to…

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Forests get a reprieve

Forests get a reprieve

Forestry land is safe from threat of complete sell-off On the 17th February the Government announced a U-turn on the forestry sale proposal – www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-politics-12488847 – which essentially means is that public forests in England have a reduced risk of being sold: ‘reduced’ because the…

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The CTC’s official stance on the government’s plan to sell-off forestry

The CTC’s official stance on the government’s plan to sell-off forestry

   Below is an edited version of the CTC’s stance on the government’s planned selling off of Forestry Commission land in England. A full version can be read here.

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Illegal building – why it’s a bad idea

Illegal building – why it’s a bad idea

Got an idea to improve the Hill? Got a spade? Then why not build a sick new line? I mean – who’s going to know? It should be obvious that any sort of rogue building in a fenced-off, well-recognised and maintained bike park is not…

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Government to sell off Forestry Commission sites

Government to sell off Forestry Commission sites

Forestry land is under threat You may have already heard, but the new government is intending to sell off land currently owned by the Forestry Commission to private enterprises and a period of consultation has now been entered. (Edit: 28/1/11)

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A little reminder…

A little reminder…

Two imminent save the dates you should already be aware of. Just in case you’re not, make a note of these: Trail Maintenance Session 7th November Fancy learning how to develop and maintain safe, sustainable trails that rock? Well, now’s your chance. On Sunday 7th…

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Aston Hill AGM

Aston Hill AGM

In case you didn’t know, the Aston Hill Annual General Meeting (AGM) is taking place on the 11th November (not the 4th, as mistakingly put in the email) at 7.30pm at the Forestry Commission classroom on Icknield Way (post code HP22 5NF). If you’re a…

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Get onto the Fuzz!

Get onto the Fuzz!

Following the break-ins back in April there has been at least one more that the Forestry are aware of. However, they are concerned that there may have been more that they don’t know about; if you have had kit stolen on the Hill, you need…

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Litterbugs

Litterbugs

According to the Daily Mail they’re the blight of the country. This may be the case – they certainly seem to be the blight of Aston Hill at the moment.   As you all know, Aston Hill is on Forestry Commission land which makes them…

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