A rambling resolution for 2014

Published Thursday, 2nd January 2014
A bluebell wood in Rotherham
Green spaces in Rotherham

Volunteers from The Ramblers' Association will spend 2014 helping to keep Rotherham’s rights of way and parklands in good order.

The group has worked with Council rights of way officers to outline monthly activities throughout the coming year, to help maintain our path network and parklands.

And despite the wintery weather, they will be out in force in Swinton on Thursday 9 January, clearing Footpath 12 that runs from Queen Street along the Dearne and Dove Canal area towards Dearne Valley College.

Other plans for this year include reinstating the historic line of a public footpath at Anston Stones Wood, dry-stone walling, and planting trees at the new 'Access for All' route linking Rother Valley Country Park and Aston. 

Councillor Gerald Smith, Cabinet Member for Regeneration and Development, thanked the volunteers for their planning and enthusiasm.

He said, "We have a long and fruitful relationship with groups such as The Ramblers' Association and others who access our local countryside. In pressing financial times, we do our best to provide easy and clear access to our network of paths, which stretch for many hundreds of miles.

"The agreement that officers have reached with our friends in The Ramblers' Association is another step to maximising our limited resources to provide the best possible service for local people."

If you are interested in helping The Ramblers' Association with their local work, please contact Rotherham Metro Ramblers.

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