REG Denzell Downs Community Benefit Fund for St Issey & St Tudy Electoral Division
I'm really pleased to tell you all that we've been awarded a substantial grant from the above community grant to upgrade footpaths in St Ervan.
Two complaints I often hear is that walkers do not know where the footpaths start and finish and landowners complain that walkers are wandering off the footpaths.
This grant will enable us to signpost the paths and fix waymark posts along the line of the paths. We also have funds for two dog waste bins.
We will have sufficient funds for 10 signposts and 24 waymark posts. Cornwall Council will provide the 'Public Footpath' flag signs and Cormac will help with liaising with landowners and advice on siting signposts adjacent to roads.
Although the cost of all the materials we need will be met by the fund we need to fix the posts ourselves. If you would like to help fixing a few posts please let me know. It is planned to carry out the work late autumn/winter.
Best regards, David Benton.
St Ervan Footpath Maintenance Partnership
Dear All, You may know that St Ervan Parish Council receives a payment from Cornwall Council to cut some of the footpaths. The scheme is called the Local Maintenance Partnership (LMP). It enables the Council to employ professional contractors to cut some of the more popular paths in the parish.
You may have noticed that some of the footpaths were cut this Monday including The Leat, part of the path from Penrose to Porthcothan and the western end of the path from St Ervan to Penrose.
We've used new contractors this year and there's enough cash left in the kitty for a second cut in the autumn.
Unfortunately, although the western end of the St Ervan to Penrose path is clear the field adjacent to the southern edge of St Merryn airfield is again blocked as it was last year - thank you to those who have let me know about this obstruction. It's going to be reported to Cornwall Council.
The countryside officer for East Cornwall is visiting the parish next week to take a look at some of our problem footpaths and hopefully come up with a scheme to help open them up.
Please let me know if you notice any footpath problems in the area.
Best wishes, David Benton.REG Denzell Downs Community Benefit Fund for St Issey & St Tudy Electoral Division
Best wishes, David Benton.