P3 Paths Partnership

PARISH PATHS PARTNERSHIP

Devon County Council, as the Highways Authority, has a duty to assert and protect the rights of the public to the use and enjoyment of all highways for which it is responsible. As custodians of village life and rural values, local people and councils are uniquely placed to decide what needs to be done in order to make their Rights of Way easy to use and enjoyable.

The Parish Paths Partnership aims to harness these local resources and skills to complement the work of Devon County Council by funding the upkeep of Rights of Way at local level.  Small grants are available to the Parish Council for specific projects which can help to keep the public rights of way and bridleways (excluding Coastal Paths) in good repair.  This grant is intended to cover the condition surveys and inspections, upkeep and improvement of the path network, publicity, information, events and activities to encourage use.

One of the conditions of the grant is to carry out and submit to Devon County Council a condition survey of the complete path network on an annual basis.  To that end, we are looking for volunteers to assist in this survey, so if you are a regular walker of the path network or just simply would like to become involved please call us on 01271 812131 or email us on info@brauntonparishcouncil.gov.uk  . To find out more about the local footpath network  visit Devon County Council's website.