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   Rights of Way - Volunteer required    9 November, 2015

Chalfont St Giles Parish Council are looking for a volunteer to join a working group of volunteers taking part in historical research towards achieving more joined-up public access on the rights of way network.

Section 53 of the Countryside & Rights of Way Act 2000 outlined the government’s intension to close the definitive map on 1st January 2026 to certain claims for new footpaths, bridleways and restricted byways. The aim will be to review historical rights to see if these can be useful, or potentially useful, to today’s walkers, cyclists, horse riders and carriage drivers. Routes could be recreational, in order for people to seek fresh air and exercise near to where they live, or as a means of sustainable transport, such as travelling to work or accessing local shops and services. Either way, the proposed new routes will help to complement existing access and try to fill gaps in the rights of way network before time runs out and potentially useful paths are lost.

If you feel that you have relevant knowledge and the time to spend on this project please contact the parish clerk  - clerk@chalfontstgiles-pc.gov.uk

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