In this month's bulletin the launch date of the Selsey Tram Way is revealed, plus project leader Bill shares recent progress updates on the leaflet, website, information boards and interactive map.
A map has been created for the guide (Thanks to Simon Scotland) and a draft of the leaflet is now at the printers.
We now have the signs and we will start attaching them to WSCC footpath signs this month. The signs display the link to the website.
This link is now live with news about the project, as well as additional information and further references to The Selsey Tramway.
The interactive map can be downloaded from the above tramway page link or https://bit.ly/SelseyTramway .
The interactive map enables people to walk the route in both directions, whereas the walking guide only has directions from Chichester to Selsey. The interactive map has additional information about places of interest along the route, including the 11 stations.
Feedback received from people trialling the walking directions was great – it would be good to hear some feedback on the interactive route via our contact form.
Content: Draft content has been completed for each of the boards. They have a common format with a map showing the location of each board in relation to the previous and next stations. Two separate QR Codes access the interactive map and the website. Challenges: Each of the locations for information boards has given us different challenges, particularly in respect of landowner permission which is a WSCC pre-condition. In a few cases it has been a case of trying to identify the actual landowner!
Chichester Golf Club have granted us permission to erect the information board for Hoe Farm Halt. This board is being produced as a trail – Canal Towpath, Hunston, Chalder, Mill Pond, Sidlesham Broad Rife and Selsey Golf Club will follow. Other boards are at different stages of ‘landowner permission’ – watch this space.
Colonel Stephens Society
Members of the Colonel Stephens Society walked sections of the TramWay on Friday 13th May, en route to their AGM on the Isle of Wight at the weekend.
Launch of the Selsey Tram Way
‘Walk The Selsey Tram Way’ will be launched on Saturday 27th August – the 125th anniversary of the first train journey. You are invited to join us to walk the route, either the whole length or section(s) – put the date in your diary now – times will follow nearer the date.
Thanks for your continued support and assistance with this project.