Mayor calls for improvements to footpaths in Stroud
7:00pm Thursday 7th February 2013 in News
by Marianne Sweet
WORK is being carried out to reopen and improve Stroud's footpaths, thanks to Stroud Town Council.
The town council commissioned Stroud Community Land Trust to inspect each of Stroud's 63 Public Rights of Way.
This is the third survey organised by the town council - the last one was carried out in 2008.
The recent report found most footpaths were in a reasonable condition but many of them were missing waymark signs, had dangerous stiles or had poor or missing signposting.
Two footpaths - at Wades' Farm and Hazel Mill - are partially blocked by undergrowth and the stiles were in poor condition.
A third footpath, at Archway hockey field, is completely blocked.
The report calls for work to be carried out on the paths in the Heavens area to make paths more accessible and to improve their condition.
The town council has discussed the report with the footpath team at Gloucestershire County Council which has started to carry out the work.
Fifteen footpath signs, 27 way mark signs and one stile have been replaced or repaired.