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Volunteer Footpath Warden Vacancy


WHY DOES OUR PARISH NEED ONE?
VOLUNTEER FOOTPATH WARDEN VACANCY

 
To help keep local rights of way accessible and enjoyable for the community.  Do you enjoy working outside on practical tasks to improve the footpath networks?  Would you enjoy walking the many footpaths crisscrossing the parish and carrying out minor repairs to keep them accessible to all?  As you come across a path problem such as, vegetation overgrowth, difficult stile, locked gate, collapsing footbridge, path not made good after ploughing - all you need to do is report it.

Typical tasks -
  • Carry out path inspections
  • Carry out minor vegetation clearance and minor repairs
  • Liaise with landowners
  • Be aware of rules and regulations for Public Rights of Way
  • Report to the Parish Council on Rights of Way issues
  • Talk to members of the public encouraging them to use paths to keep them walkable

We are very lucky to have the support of Gemma Clinch, Community Engagement Ranger with the North Access Team, Hampshire Countryside Service, who offer training and on-going support. The North Access Team run training days which you’d be very welcome to attend together with newsletters, campaign information, promotional videos etc.  To get a feel of what the North Access Team get up to take a look at their March and June Newsletters produced to promote the Countryside Code.

Newsletters - March & June 2021
https://mailchi.mp/e634c313c262/accessteamsmarch-2021-newsletter
https://mailchi.mp/bd1e52c12d40/welcome-to-the-june-edition-of-the-rights-of-way-newsletter

If you like the sound of the role or would like to know more, please do contact Susan, the Parish Clerk, on longsuttonpc@gmail.com
In carrying out their duties, the Footpath Warden is covered by the Parish Council’s Public Liability Insurance as a volunteer working on behalf of the Parish Council together with the Parish Council’s Volunteer Policy.


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