As many of you will have seen, over the past few months, both LCC and NCC have been working to improve the AdamSmile public footpath.
Recently, that has included the installation of gates, signposts and directional finger posts. We are delighted with how it looks and to see it all coming together fills us all at AdamSmile with great pride.
Years of hard work suddenly became a reality this weekend as we stumbled across the public footpath sign’s we’ve fought for so long to create.
Our next step is to continue on our journey of creating a safe cycle route between Lubenham and Market Harborough, but this is a monumental occasion for our charity and we are ecstatic to share it with you.
We would like to thank everyone for their continued support and we look forward to sharing the path with you in the future.
Adamsmile are delighted to announce that in March 2020, following the public enquiry at Leicestershire county council, the inspector decided in favour of the Map Modification Order and a public footpath is to be established along the proposed route between Lubenham and Market Harborough.
We are now starting the process to upgrade the footpath into a cycle route and are constantly in touch with Leicestershire County Council. We would like to take this opportunity to thank everyone for their continued support.
As previously reported, following the Leicestershire county council meeting held in September 2018- “An order was made under the provisions of Section 53 of the Wildlife and Countryside Act 1981 to add a Public Footpath to the Definitive Maps and Statements for Leicestershire and Northamptonshire”.
Succeeding this, members of the public were given the opportunity to object to the proposed route. The application received 1 objection to the proposed map change, resulting in it now being passed on to the Secretary of State to make the final decision on whether or not the map change will take place.
We have received an abundance of support throughout the 12 and a half years since Adam’s accident and we are eternally grateful. We are also pleased to have received tremendous support and backing from MP Neil O’Brien and Narinder Singh (Senior Parliamentary Researcher) who have both been in constant contact throughout this process and have been highly proactive with their ongoing support. We have also received full support from Market Harborough’s County councillor, Paul Bremner.
We now are waiting to hear back from the Secretary of State with the final decision. We would like to take this opportunity to thank each and every one of you, not only for your support but also for your patience. We will continue to chase up and get a legacy in Adam’s memory.
We are pleased to be working alongside Race Harborough for their very successful festival of cycling. It’s been a huge success in the past and an event for all to enjoy. This year it will be taking place on Sunday 24th March. To avoid disappointment and get yourself booked on, visit: https://raceharborough.co.uk/cycling/
We are pleased to announce that following yesterday’s Leicestershire county council meeting that…
“An order is to be made under the provisions of Section 53 of the Wildlife and Countryside Act 1981 to add a Public Footpath to the Definitive Maps and Statements for Leicestershire and Northamptonshire”.
This is the first major hurdle of our long term project to create AdamSmile, a safe walking and cycling route away from traffic between Lubenham and Market Harborough.
We are delighted with this outcome and it is significant step towards achieving our ultimate goal. We would like to thank the charity trustees and all those that have continued to support us for the last 12 years.
We are pleased to announce that an exciting new online lottery has been launched in the Harborough district to help local community groups and charities and AdamSmile has been chosen as one of the charities that you could support!
The new online lottery has been launched by Harborough District Council, 60p from every £1 lottery ticket sold will go direct to local charities, voluntary organisations and other good causes. As well as having a chance to win great prizes, people who buy a lottery ticket online will be able to nominate which good cause they would like to support.
Harborough District Community Lottery draw will take place every Saturday night with results posted on its website, Facebook and Twitter. Winners will be advised directly. All supporters will get the chance to win prizes of up to £25,000 – plus smaller prizes – for just £1 per week. Every ticket has a 1 in 50 chance of winning a prize every week.
For more information and to buy your tickets please visit:
We would like to pass on our appreciation to Market Harborough’s Whitestuff Foundation for their support and generous donations. We are no longer their designated local charity but a massive thank you must go out for their continued support for the past 5 years. In total they have raised/donated £8488.32 for AdamSmile, a truly phenomenal amount!