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Brief History and Update on the Road from the Public House

It is a managed highway, the responsibility of Wiltshire Highways.(WH) The route clearly dates back centuries to Bronze and Iron Age times, but fundamental structure was provided under Roman rule. This historical road structure was ruined by Wessex Water when they created a channel in the centre of the road for the main water feed from the reservoir tanks by the SE bowl. The road condition continued to degrade as a result of erosion from use and weather that works on the weaknesses to the structure caused by the pipeline works. In recent years WH have maintained the road with major support from WSRFC (WS) (of around £5K which included crowd-funding via BARCS and donations from club members) Minimal contributions from NT and others, none from Wessex.  The outstanding undamaged piece of the work is the stretch from Morgans to the Kissing Gate that was basicilly provided by WS Current works by WH have improved road from the other side to the tanks, and some remedial work to storm run-offs on the hill to Morgans. The consensus of opinion amongst the committee is: Any monies that are donated by WSRFC will end up being washed to the bottom of the Hill unless they are invested in infrastructure like drainage,  which is unlikely to meet with NT agreement However, we do want to continue to be able to use the road so we should work with WH and report back to Committee and Members should the need arise to either update or seek funds. It was agreed at the Committee Meeting on 17th April that the remaining balance of the Road Fund (£392) be made available as a contribution to Wiltshire Highways for works recently completed. This facilitates WH application to the local parish for funding D Bradfield 21st April 2019

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3 Way Club Day-Out – Thursday 19th April 2018

Thames Valley Silent Fliers Joint Event

It looks like we are at that time of year again and Thursday 19th April will be our multi-club slope day out again… weather permitting. TVSF will publish on the TVSF.co.uk web site as to what location will be likely suitable for the 3 way club get together.. and hope fully see you there.

See here on BARCS for more details.

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Winter League F3f

WSRFC organise (Stuart Wallace) a winter season of F3f competitions.
  • These comps do involve a fair amount of hooning around at high speed, with resultant requirement of safety precautions.
The White Sheet is used if the wind direction is good and so we advise fliers that the slope will be closed to general flying on the following dates.
  • October 29th
  • November 26th
  • January 28th – yes nearly 2018 already!
  • February 25th
  • Please have a look at Stu’s posts under F3f on dates and venues.
  • We will try and update the interweb if the comp is on, and at which venue.
  • Southern Winter Lg 1 Oct 29th venue announcement. After study of the various forecasts, the venue for this event is to be ‘The Long Man, Wilmington, nr Eastbourne. The Whitesheet slopes are therefore OPEN as per usual to all WRFC members.
  • OPEN SLOPES 2018 news from Chris Lamming coming soon ……

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