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Gislingham Footpath Update

Date: 1 June 2019

Many thanks for the residents that have offered to help me erect new way markers and
survey the bridges etc.
As the crops are now growing quite fast, it has been noticed that some fields have become
harder to cross. Action has been taken to inform the landowner and remedial work has
been completed. If you come across a field that has become overgrown with crops and is
difficult to use, please let me know. You can also report any concerns on the Parish Council
If you use the Charity Meadow, you will have noticed the path adjacent to the school has
been resurfaced. Also, the footpath that splits the two fields behind the school, an
application has been submitted to re-route this path, so that it goes around the western
side of field. This will allow a larger area for the school to use.
If you are new to the village or would like to see some suggested circular walks, please go
and you will be able to print off a copy.
You may have seen from the Messenger Facebook page my report on dog mess. This
appears to be a growing problem and it is starting to grate many people who see the
selfishness on those dog owners who do not pick up their dog’s mess. Please read the
following law: -
Under those orders, a person who doesn't clean up after their dog may face an on-the-
spot fine of up to £80. These fines are known as fixed penalty notices. If a person refuses
to pay, they can be taken to the local Magistrates Court for the dog fouling offence
and fined up to £1,000.
You have been warned!
Martyn Bryant
Footpath Warden
t: 01379 788998