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Have your say on your Rights of Way

A five year programme to improve the public rights of way in Bedford Borough is now open to public consultation.

 

Bedford Borough Council is responsible for nearly 1,000km of footpaths, bridleways and byways across the borough and is now asking for local residents to give their thoughts on how to improve the routes as well as how to encourage more people to take advantage of them.

 

The Rights of Way Improvement Plan sets out the Council’s proposed aims, objectives and practical actions for increasing public use and enjoyment of the Borough’s public rights of way network over the next five years, 2012-2017.

 

Councillor Sarah-Jayne Holland, Portfolio Holder for Community and Regulatory Services, said: “Rights of Way are an important community asset and it is therefore vitally important that we and all our interested local partners work together to maintain and improve them.

 

“Rights of Way provide an important leisure resource for walkers, cyclists and horse riders and we are keen to retain existing users as well as encouraging even more people to enjoy our rights of way and the great outdoors in Bedford Borough.

 

“I urge anyone with an interest in nature and the outdoors to get involved with our Rights of Way Improvement Plan and give us their thoughts on how we can improve these vital routes through the borough.”

 

The consultation closes on 13th April 2012.

 

You can respond to the consultation in the following ways:

 

Online: http://www.bedford.gov.uk/row

By post: CONSULTING BEDFORD
                FREEPOST ANG5840
                BEDFORD
                MK40 1ZD                                   

By email: consultingbedford@bedford.gov.uk

By phone: 01234 228435

In person: At any Bedford Borough library or Town Hall and Borough Hall reception.

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