MAR 01] RUGBY
BOROUGH COUNCIL NEWS
Walk Re-opens Despite Foot And Mouth Fears
By ANTONY HOPKER
popular nature reserve has been re-opened so dog walkers can exercise
Grand Central Way in Rugby has been re-opened by the borough council
following discussions with local farmers and the Ministry of
Agriculture, Fisheries and Food.
was closed on 6 March in response to the outbreaks of foot and mouth
have decided to re-open some parts of the way to allow those in urban
areas to exercise the dogs.
parts of the Great Central Way which run alongside farms will remain
closed, and members of the public are being urged to stay away from
these taped-off sections.
details of which sections are open are:
Road to the Southern end – closed
Road to South Street – open
of the mainline station and canal to Staveley Way, South –
Way, South, South – Newton Manor Lane
Manor lane –Newton – open
Quarry Park is open, but the canal towpath remains closed.
Steve Stewart, leader of the council, said:
council has taken a balanced approach to the Great Central Walk,
attempting to meet the needs of local people whilst protecting the
local farming community as far as possible.”