A number of people have escalated the closure of the Piers Court footpaths to the Parish Council and we under took to investigate with the Public Rights of Way (PRoW) office and report back.
The PRoW received a call from Ms Lawton last week to advise that some trees on the estate had been damaged in the wind and rain the previous week and some of them were over hanging the paths. Most of the trees have preservation orders on them so permission had been sought from Mark Hemming at the District Council to carry out the urgent work. Ms Lawton advised that her Arborist was to carry out the work over two days this weekend and was it ok to close the path to the public for that short period. As it was too late to process an emergency or urgent works Order, PRoW authorised the closure with the proviso that the paths should be re-opened as soon as the work was complete – I understand that only two days were required.
The footpaths are now open again and ready for your enjoyment.
Anyone wanting further details feel free to contact me directly
Stinchcombe Parish Council Chair