Footpath Wardens – An Update Oct 2016

Dave Pearson (Footpaths Secretary)

We now have 31 path wardens covering 70 parishes and they are all walking the ROW in the parishes once a year reporting on any faults that they find. There are 2,023 paths in the 70 parishes and 1,041 have been walked. Of the paths walked 873 passed and 168 failed. 270 problems have been reported and 100 have been dealt with. 68 of the remainder are sign posts.

Some of the problems are dealt with by the “footpath fixers” who are a group of our volunteers that carry out work under the guidance of DCC, and organised by Brian Hebron. They have carried out work monthly and parishes covered are Beeley, Rowsley, Tideswell, Osmaston and Shirley. More of this will be needed as the budget shortfall in DCC has meant that both the ROW dept and the countryside dept who we work with on problems are facing cuts.

We have the following 33 parishes without wardens and so more volunteers are needed to walk our paths:

Alkmonton
Atlow
Boylestone
Bradbourne
Brassington
Bradley
Cubley
Doveridge
Eaton Alsop
Eyam
Fenny Bentley
Great Hucklow
Grindon
Hathersage
Hazlebadge
Hollington
Hungry Bentley
Kniveton
Longford
Marston Montgomery
Mercaston
Monyash
Newton Grange
Norbury and Roston
Outseats
Pilsley
Rodsley
Snelston
Somersal Herbert
Stoney Middleton
Sudbury
Yeaveley
Yeldersley

We also require members to help in footpath maintenance.

If interested in becoming a footpath warden contact:

Dave Pearson on 01629 734576, dave.pearson@tinyworld.co.uk.

If interested in footpath maintenance contact:

Brian Hebron on 01629 258914, brian@bhebron.orangehome.co.uk.

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