Every ten years the census takes place in England and Wales, providing insight into the people who live across the country and what their lives are like. This year, census day is on Sunday 21 March. You may already have seen advertisements on the TV, in newspapers and social media.
It has come to the attention of the Parish Councils that the route connecting
Worlington and West Row, known as Ferry Drove, is not recorded as being a Public
Right of Way, despite it being a popular route for walkers, cyclists and horse riders.
The reason this is important now, is that the government has said that all such
historic routes must be formally recorded by the end of 2025 on a document known
as the “definitive map”, otherwise those public rights of use will be legally removed.
We are now working in partnership to apply for this route to be recorded.
As part of the application, we need to supply as much evidence as we can of public
use over as many years as possible, and part of this process involves asking current
and past users to complete a “user evidence form” to record such use.
Therefore, we are now appealing to anyone who has ever used the route to contact
us ASAP, so that we can ask you to complete a form and help us try to save this route
for current and future generations. If this is you, please contact us urgently through
the details below for a form or with any questions. Thank you.