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Foot paths WN 21/19 and WN21/10 which allow walkers to cross land owned by Mr Hopkins from the gate adjacent to Pen House Farm on Under Hill and the gate on Salters Hill down to the stile onto the B3081 below Encie Farm have been closed by Somerset CC until further notice to allow landscaping work to be carried out. Could members of the public please not walk these paths until they are reopened. Thank you Richard Gething…Continue
Posted on September 29, 2015 at 13:00
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Hello Richard, I am making contact as one of the two footpath liaison officers for Bourton. One of our residents contacted me to ask about a problem he encountered using FP WN21/6. He says the double stile is damaged and the route blocked at this point by vegetation. Any chance it could be tackled by one of your volunteers? I also suggested that he report the problem on the Somerset page here - http://www.somerset.gov.uk/roads-parking-and-transport/problems-on-the-road/report-a-problem-with-a-public-right-of-way/
As I explained to Christine by email, there are two Rights of Way Liaison Officers in Bourton, myself and Tim Heaton. I thought it useful for us to be in touch since we have the same responsibilities working to ensure that our respective footpaths are in good order, but especially as some routes cross our joint parish boundary.
A secondary reason is on account of the Big Pathwatch, run by the Ramblers, which aims to get all footpaths and bridleways across the whole of England and Wales surveyed by the end of this year.
As for FPs in Bourton, most are walkable, though we do have accessibility problems which we are working on N57/11, N57/29, N57/30.
Do you have a footpath volunteer group? Are there any FPs in your parish that you are currently working on? I notice that there are one or two issues with WN21/6.