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ARE YOU PUTTING UP WITH OVERGROWN, BLOCKED, UNSAFE OR UNUSABLE FOOTPATHS AND BRIDLEWAYS?

Many of our Rights of Way are in very poor condition. We are trying to get things improved but we do need your help. Nothing has a better effect on the politicians who control the purse strings than complaints from their electorate.

The Cornwall Council has ultimate responsibilty for the footpaths and bridleways and your safety on them. It generally delegates the seasonal care of the paths to the parish councils via the Local Maintenance Partnership (LMP). The CC gives the parishes funding (which is far too low in practice) for clearing the paths. The job done often depends upon the diligence of the parish and the effiicency and enthusiasm of their contractor. Cornwall Council however is strictly only responsible for the surface NOT for side and top growth. Cornwall Couincil is moving towards a policy of enforcing landowners to clear the top and side growth.

In fairness the budgets are not really adequate especially if the paths have been allowed to get into disrepair. The situation is likely to get worses in view of the continuing budget cuts.

Please do report the condition of your RoW to your parish council and also to Cornwall Council.

IF OVERGROWN:

Contact your Parish Council in the first instance.
A list of parish council contacts may be found via the Cornwall Council web site. http://www.cornwall.gov.uk/default.aspx?page=22301

If you are not satisfied with the response please contact the Cornwall Council

IF BLOCKED: Report it to Cornwall Council Email: countryside@cormacltd.co.uk

IF UNSAFE, DIFFICULT GATES STILES OR SURFACE

Report it to Cornwall Council  Email: countryside@cormacltd.co.uk

 It is most important that all problems are reported

For Access problems on other than bridleways or byways see Other Paths.

You may also report problems and or the Council's response to PAROW.

Email: pathsofficer@parow.org.uk  

Report to the County Council via:

Telephone: Tel: 0300 1234 202.
Email:
countryside@cormacltd.co.uk
Web:
www.cornwall.gov.uk