Riesling Trail AGM

Notice of Riesling Trail AGM

7.00pm Thursday 8th October 2020

The AGM of the Riesling Trail Management Committee will be held on Thursday October 8th at 7.00 pm at the Clare Town Hall Function Room Guest Speaker will be

Mark Draper, Rail Trails Australia “Development of Rail Trails in Australia”.

Refreshments and a light supper will follow.

Nominations for the new committee (signed by proposer and seconder) are to be received by

Sue Wurst 0408 890 257 or

Allan Mayfield 0418 818 569

by Thursday 1st October.

Please contact these people for the nomination forms.

Enquiries can also be made to Allan Mayfield  allan@asmayfield.com.au

A tree was planted on the Riesling Trail in memory of Graham Mill

Allan Mayfield, Simon Millcock, Peter Wood and Ethel Mill

Riesling Trail Management Committee Chairman Allan Mayfield, Simon Millcock and his mother Ethel Mill and Peter Wood  planting a tree in memory of long-time Riesling Trail leader Graham Mill.

Graham Mill was a long time supporter and former chairman of The Riesling Trail Management Committee . A red stringybark tree commemorating Graham’s significant contribution was planted near Sevenhill station by his family. The event was attended by present committee chairman Allan Mayfield and life time member Peter Wood as well as  Ethel Mill and family Simon and Allison Millcock. The tree (Eucalyptus macnorhyncha) was grown by Ian Roberts of Blyth from seed collected from the Spring Gully Conservation Park.

Riesling Trail Safety Rules

To allow everyone to enjoy our Trail, please take care and follow these guidelines:

  1. keep to the left where appropriate
  2. alert other users when approaching by call out or sounding your bell
  3. keep dogs under control
  4. watch for surface damage caused by adverse weather
  5. take all rubbish with you
  6. motor bikes, unauthorised vehicles and horses are not permitted.

Wildlife: The Riesling Trail is part of a natural environment. For your safety, treat all wildlife with caution and only observe from a distance.

Enjoy.

New additions to the Riesling Trail

  1. Allan Mayfield, John Dickeson and Ron Wurst installing the
    Polish Hill River sign on Jolly Way.
    [Road to Mintaro, where the Polish Hill River Church and Museum are located].
  2. New bench/seat at the edge of Riesling trail, south of Showgrounds at the gate used by the parkrun event. Thank you for the photo Linley May.

Australia Day Awards

Allan Mayfield, Chairman of the Riesling Trail Committee was awarded Citizen of the Year on Australia Day. Congratulations and well deserved for the dedication you have to, not only the Riesling Trail also to the Clare Lions where you have developed many initiatives as well. With Allan is his wife Sue.

Allan Mayfield, Chairman, Riesling Trail Committee

Allan Mayfield

We are pleased and proud to announce that Clare resident Allan Mayfield has been named South Australia’s Australia Day Citizen of the Year – as well as being our Council’s northern area Citizen of the Year.

South Australia’s Citizen of the Year 2020:
Allan Mayfield (Clare & Gilbert Valleys Council)

It has been said that very few people within the Clare Valley have not benefited in some way from the work achieved by Allan Mayfield. An agronomist by trade, demonstrating strong leadership with a practical and conciliatory approach towards problem solving, Allan has also devoted himself to numerous community events and committees. Allan has increased the profile of Clare, not only in SA, but also nationally and internationally. From securing funding from Federal and State Governments to extend The Riesling Trail, contributing to the community through Lions, to liaising with local governments and discussing issues with landowners.

Comment from Mayor:
The Clare & Gilbert Valleys community is extremely pleased and proud of Allan Mayfield for his selection as South Australian Citizen of the Year.
He has always exhibited a willingness to lead and is a great motivator, having overseen many positive outcomes by way of community events and facilities.
Allan’s skills have been shared equally with young people and adults, who have all benefited from his knowledge and generosity.
As well as a lifelong interest in fitness, Allan has a strong background in agriculture which has allowed him to support the local farming community with specific projects and he has become a ‘go to’ person for farming issues.
A Member of the Lions Club of Clare District, Allan also has a strong community focus and his support of the Clare Valley’s world-renowned Riesling Trail, particularly as chairman of its management committee, has seen Allan continue in a leadership role to drive several key projects.
He has also been selected as our Council’s northern area Australia Day Citizen of the Year for 2020.
An inspirational community leader, Allan is a local icon and someone whose quiet and insightful leadership has contributed to the wellbeing of his community.
Mayor Wayne Thomas
Clare & Gilbert Valleys Council