Rights of Way

Home » Newsroom » Rights of Way
path and dogs1

Communal Action over Rights of Way

Following a recent meeting with Cheshire West and Chester Borough Council's Greenspace Team, Councillor Ray Williams advised the Parish Council that the budget for the upkeep of Rights of Ways had been drastically cut. While the Borough Council would still get involved in issues of obstruction of rights of ways and other legal problems, regular maintenance on any scale was now a thing of the past.
To ensure that the public are still able to enjoy the wonderful countryside, CW&C Greenspace Team and the Cheshire Landscape Trust are involved in an initiative to encourage communities to 'adopt a way' and keep it open, perhaps by cutting back the vegetation a couple of times a year. It is possible that small grants to cover improvement works might be available. Such schemes are not uncommon in other parts of the country.
The Parish Council is very mindful that local residents pay their Council Tax and expect a certain level of services to be provided out of that budget. However the current economic realities are stark and the involvement of communities in the provision of a number of services is likely to become the norm in the near future. The Parish Council would be happy to talk to any group who wishes to become involved in such a scheme and to facilitate any work they might wish to undertake.

popular recent storiesAlso in the news

Exercise Equipment (2) 20190420_095311_resized
Sun 21 Apr 6:00am  |  hits: 272

The new exercise equipment on the King George V playing field is proving popular with both adults and children.The equipment was provided by the Parish Council using 106 money accruing from the Saxon Heath housing development.Both adults and children declared their support for the equipment with the exception that the children mentioned the absence of any "monkey bars"! It is...

THR Tarvin Cubs Jan 1993Scan_20190418
Fri 19 Apr 6:00am  |  hits: 264

January 1993 saw Tarvin Cubs Football Team battled back strongly to earn a 2-2 draw against Malpas cubs in a match played at Tarvin Primary School. James Edwards and Matthew Bolton were Tarvin's goal scorers and James also won man of match.Tarvin's claim to the runners-up position in the County Section of the Chester District Cub League was still depended on Mickle Trafford who can...

neighbourhood plan logo
Tue 16 Apr 6:00am  |  hits: 160

The Inspector asked:Policy HG2 limits housing outside the Settlement Boundary to "small scale" developments of less than units. What is the justification for the choice of less than 6 units? For example, why not less than 5, or less than 7 units?The Steering Team response was;Policy HG defines small-scale housing developments outside the settlement boundary...