Last week I promised to share with you the Central News report on Back the Track which appeared on TV last week – this has proven more difficult than expected, but thanks to the group themselves, I can share the full thing below.
Sadly, ITV no longer make available full episodes of the news show, but condensed, Buzzfeedish clips on the website, which are, I have to say, pretty bad. Thankfully by some means Back the Track go the whole thing an posted it on Facebook.
Here it is:
The ITV 'Active Autumn' Item about BTT
For those that say you can never have too much of a good thing here is the complete transmission of the Chris Halpen item for ITV Central. A very good interview with members of the Back The Track group showing the excellent work they have done over what was actually only 11 months.
Posted by Back The Track on Friday, October 5, 2018
Thanks to the people there – I must say it’s a great report and in a week when Brownhills hit the news for such tragic reasons this was a great pick-me0up.
I’ve covered the work of this great bunch of folk before – Brian Stringer and pals started in 2017 to clear out the old railway cutting under the miner island in Brownhills and convert it into a cycling and walking route for all.
Since then, the route has been cleared from the back of the Swan pub to the Smithys Forge, is absolutely beautiful and is a great asset to the community. Central News have been to see what these dedicated volunteers have been up to.
Back the Track is a wonderful project and Brownhills should be very grateful to the volunteers and all who have worked hard to make this dream a reality.I
Well done to all concerned!
I’ve walked this track a number of times now, and it’s a credit to all involved, nice one.