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Overgrown Footpaths

If you need to report an issue with a footpath, please send in an email with a map of exactly where the footpath is overgrown to  Westrowpc@gmail.com

Or report directly:         Anyone can report such problems directly online at:     Suffolk County Council


 

Footpaths in danger of Removal

It has come to the attention of the Parish Council that there are routes within  West Row, that are  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 Public Rights of Way and Footpaths /historic routes be must 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.

As part of the application process, 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 these routes to contact
us ASAP, so that we can ask you to complete a form and help us try to save these routes
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.

So far 2 have been identified as not being on the Definitive map, and we would ask for your help to get these included.

Worlington Parish Council • West Row Parish Council

SAVE FERRY DROVE
WE NEED YOUR HELP!

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.

This is the form to fill in: SAVE-FERRY-DROVE2.pdf

WORLINGTON PARISH COUNCIL
Chair: Nick Foster • 07495 764 609

WEST ROW PARISH COUNCIL
Clerk: Nicola Glading • 01842 337488 • westrowpc@gmail.com

 

Footpath between Friday Street and the Play Area / Village Hall

If you currently use this path, or have done in the past,  please contact us ASAP, so that we can ask you to complete a form and help us try to save this route. Thank you.