Parish Paths Partnership – Launch

At the Annual Meeting of the Parish in May, Helen Beresford, Parish Paths Partnerships Officer came to talk about the P3 Programme. The Countryside Commission launched the P3 scheme as a pilot in 1992 and parish councils work with local volunteers to agree with the council a programme of works to improve local path networks. So what do P3 groups do….

  • Waymarking of routes
  • Vegetation Clearance
  • Repairing and/or replacing gates, stiles etc
  • Easier access – replacing stiles with gates
  • Installing small bridges and boardwalks
  • Strimming and hedgecutting paths
  • Survey local paths networks
  • Identify local access priorities and needs
  • Negotiate with landowners
  • Organise local walks
  • Design and produce walk leaflets

There are currently 67 active P3 groups in Shropshire and Selattyn and Gobowen Parish Council are keen to get one set up in this area. A meeting has been arranged for Tuesday 31st January at 7.00pm in Gobowen Pavilion to get together all those who are interested in being part of this partnership and formulate a plan of action to begin moving plans forward. If you would like any information prior to the meeting or are interested but cannot attend, please contact the Parish Clerk on 01691 829571 / parishclerksg@gmail.com