Networking can create results
Results of an earlier “Get Together”
There is always a lot of enjoyable “networking” at the annual “Get Together”. This, together with the topics of the workshops and talks, inevitably leads to lively discussions while travelling home as to what is and what is not appropriate for our own town. A few years ago the comment was made “we don’t even have a footpath map in Wiveliscombe”!
A few days later we attended a meeting to gather idea about how to celebrate the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee. As a result of Walkers Are Welcome we suggested a footpath noticeboard which was received very positively apart from the fact that it started to be referred to as a town map. It was therefore important that we joined the sub group to ensure we got the footpaths we wanted well illustrated. Together with the county archaeologist, town council chairman, walkers’ representatives and financial help from Somerset County Council, Taunton Deane and Wiveliscombe Town Council the attractive display board was erected in the Square late in Jubilee year. This noticeboard has received very favourable comments from locals and visitors as well as those who want to see the town plan and those who want to explore our footpaths.
I wonder if it would be there if we had not got WAW status and also attended the “Get Together”?