I am Janet Arthur. I’m a retired Teacher, having been a head of a very busy department in a sixth form college. I live in a small town in the east of Essex. I became a horse rider later in life and on retirement I bought a horse. I enjoy riding out in the Essex Countryside and have enjoyed discovering this lovely county, which I did not know very well before, often riding in areas that are inaccessible except through using public rights of ways.
I have since become involved in bridleways issues and am on the committee of the Essex Bridleways Association. This has brought home to me the need to protect and develop our PRoWs for the future, especially as the road network has become so dangerous for many non-vehicular road users. Belonging to the ELAF is one way that I can contribute to doing that, especially by promoting multi-user networks enabling access by many PRoW users.