Ramblers helps to keep footpaths open and this article is a summary of Ipswich Rambler's current inlvolvement in this important activity.
Railway enquiry inspectors report has been received. 6 paths in Trimley have been lost.
The process has dealt with a mass of evidence, some of which has been robustly criticised by the experts employed by the RA and by SCC Rights of Way. The strength of feeling and likely effect - especially of urban closures in Bury and Newmarket - has been thoroughly aired. We therefore await to see how the Transport and Works Act impacts on out heritage of Public Footpaths.
Henley Road footpaths I have not received any news nor received any information from users. I will endeavour to walk them all and make enquiries of ROW before the item is amended. I would thank all those individuals and Parish Councils who have been active in defence of our walking and riding network.
Stiles and Bridges and Secateurs Even in this summer there are many stiles and footbridges, and not a few signposts being hidden or obstructed by vegetation. Whilst this is the responsibility of the Suffolk rights of way team, and a matter of interest to the local parish council, members of the Ramblers can play a part in clearing overgrowth. We all know local authorities are short of resources. Warning - carrying secateurs will slow your walk! It might, however speed it up for others.
Geoff Knight, 24 May 2018