Parish Paths Partnership
The Parish Paths Partnerships Scheme is an initiative to ensure that the entire rights of way network is legally defined, properly maintained and well publicised. It has the support of the National Association of Local Councils and is Devon County Council funded. The County Council was one of the first fifteen Highway Authorities to participate in this scheme, which encourages community involvement and enjoyment of public rights of way. Devon County Council is working in partnership with Parish/Town Councils, landowners and local voluntary groups. The main aim is to improve the condition of the local rights of way and keep them open and used properly.
Parish/Town Councils in the scheme receive a grant to undertake rights of way work. The grant, paid by Devon County Council, covers:
i) The mileage, based on the length of rights of way in your Parish
ii) Special projects
Path condition survey and inspection
Each year before the Parish/Town Council receives its annual grant it organises a survey -
This is a simple agreement which is drawn up between the County Council and the recipients of the grant, usually the Parish Council, setting out how they will work together on improving the rights of way network.
NEWS & UPDATES (updated July 2015)
The Autumn 2014 Workshops were held during October at Musbury, Parke, Kennerleigh and Beaford. Notes and presentations from the workshops can be viewed below
Newsletters and Previous Workshops
If you are an existing Parish in the scheme and would like to apply for future funding please select the online form below.
OTHER USEFUL PUBLICATIONS
For further information about the scheme you can: