Footpath Wardens – An Update March 2017
Dave Pearson (Footpaths Secretary)
We now have wardens covering 75 parishes which contain over 2000 ROWs, and the aim is that the ROW in the parishes are walked once a year reporting on any faults that they find. 345 problems have been reported, and 129 have been dealt with. Of the remainder, several are given to landowners to attend to and all signage problems by the roadside are given to contractors once a year. The success of the actions only really becomes apparent when the ROWs are walked the following year.
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. 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 list parishes without wardens:
Norbury & Roston
Northwood & Tinkersley
Offcote & Underwood
We also require members to help in footpath maintenance. If interested in becoming a footpath warden contact: Dave Pearson on 01629 734576, email@example.com.
Derbyshire Dales Group