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
“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
The consultation closes on 13th April 2012.
You can respond to the consultation in the following ways:
By post: CONSULTING BEDFORD
By email: firstname.lastname@example.org
By phone: 01234 228435
In person: At any Bedford Borough library or
Town Hall and Borough Hall reception.