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Toxicbunny

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Rights of way help
« on: 07:45:42, 06/01/19 »
Hi,
I've reported a couple of issues on rights of way to my local council on more than one occasion and nothing has been done. Is there a higher body I can go to above the council to report these issues .any help appreciated.

sussamb

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Re: Rights of way help
« Reply #1 on: 08:38:23, 06/01/19 »
See here https://www.ramblers.org.uk/advice/improve-the-path-network/how-to-get-an-obstruction-removed.aspx

I issued my council the official forms a while ago, and as a result they removed numerous blockages on an obstructed ROW, and installed around 5 gates through fences etc.
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Toxicbunny

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Re: Rights of way help
« Reply #2 on: 08:45:01, 06/01/19 »
Thank you  O0  I have reported the same issues since march last year and cannot access the walk still. The council in my area are lazy.

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Re: Rights of way help
« Reply #3 on: 14:17:32, 06/01/19 »
Hi,
I've reported a couple of issues on rights of way to my local council on more than one occasion and nothing has been done. Is there a higher body I can go to above the council to report these issues .any help appreciated.
I've come across a few blocked footpaths around my area, I must get around to reporting them, on one walk last week I had to backtrack miles because the right of way was blocked with a big barbed wire fence!
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Re: Rights of way help
« Reply #4 on: 14:26:27, 06/01/19 »
I sometimes wonder how things will look in the future with all the budget cuts that are occurring nowadays.
One thing I seem to notice is that counties with some really beautiful scenery & walks do not necessarily have the best signage or best kept stiles/bridges etc. Maybe the council culture does become lazy, & they think because the paths are so well used they must be obvious to walkers. It`s not always so, not to me anyway.

Walk666

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Re: Rights of way help
« Reply #5 on: 14:33:29, 06/01/19 »
I sometimes wonder how things will look in the future with all the budget cuts that are occurring nowadays.
One thing I seem to notice is that counties with some really beautiful scenery & walks do not necessarily have the best signage or best kept stiles/bridges etc. Maybe the council culture does become lazy, & they think because the paths are so well used they must be obvious to walkers. It`s not always so, not to me anyway.
I absolutely agree, a few of the footpaths around where I live are not used very much if at all but I love to explore them, this is where I find the most problems with access. 
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Re: Rights of way help
« Reply #6 on: 15:14:25, 06/01/19 »
I absolutely agree, a few of the footpaths around where I live are not used very much if at all but I love to explore them, this is where I find the most problems with access.
  Yes - I get the impression that Dorset is happy to neglect the SWCP, just re-routing it further inland as the cliffs crumble and the coastal golf courses seem to have priority rather than trying to reinstate.  Devon on the other hand is quite active in its care of the SWCP (except Horsey island!)
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Re: Rights of way help
« Reply #7 on: 16:25:37, 06/01/19 »
  Yes - I get the impression that Dorset is happy to neglect the SWCP, just re-routing it further inland as the cliffs crumble and the coastal golf courses seem to have priority rather than trying to reinstate.  Devon on the other hand is quite active in its care of the SWCP (except Horsey island!)
That's a shame, the SWCP is such an iconic route it should be kept in good order as should all the rights of way 
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Re: Rights of way help
« Reply #8 on: 14:08:25, 07/01/19 »
  Yes - I get the impression that Dorset is happy to neglect the SWCP, just re-routing it further inland as the cliffs crumble


Ahh, now then.  I've read something somewhere about this and something to do with the "pink wash" on OS maps for some coastal areas.  I'm almost certain that the idea is, that rather than trying to "shore up" the coastline to protect paths on the cliff tops, the local authority has an agreement with the landowners that they can be re-routed inland within the areas of the pink wash on the OS maps as/when the coast erodes to dangerous levels near the path, primarily for safety I think but also to allow for the ongoing maintenance and continuance of the England Coast Path.


If I get chance, I'll try to find a link or something to confirm that is what I actually read!



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