Cleeve Prior Parish Council
Cleeve Prior Parish Council

Public Rights of Way

The overall responsibility to ensure public rights of way are available for the use and enjoyment of the public rests with the County Council as the Highway Authority.  Maintenance responsibilities are divided between the Council, landowners/occupiers.

The County Council is responsible for:

    * Signposting paths where they leave a metalled road
    * Waymarking along the route of paths
    * Clearance of undergrowth i.e. natural vegetation growing through the path surface
    * Maintenance of most bridges and ditch crossings
    * Ensuring landowners and occupiers comply with their responsibilities

Landowners and occupiers are responsible for:

    * Maintenance of stiles and gates
    * Clearance of overgrowth i.e. vegetation growing from the sides or above
    * Re-instatement of paths after ploughing
    * Keeping paths clear of crops
    * Making sure they don't obstruct paths in other ways




As there is no formal role for the Parish Council in the process, the best ways to report footpath issues is directly to County Council or via the Parish Paths Warden Scheme.  Our contacts are Mr Tom Carr and Mr Alan Saunders.  Tom Carr performs most of the maintenance work on the parish footpaths and on occasion is need of volunteers. If interested in volunteering, please contact 


Tom Carr  

To properly identify the number of a footpath/bridleway please see Countryside Mapping.


Cleeve Prior Parish Council

36 The Close

Cleeve Prior

WR11 8LF


01789 490 501

Or use our contact form

Most Recent Minutes

February 2018 Minutes.pdf
Adobe Acrobat document [3.6 MB]

Next Meeting

War Memorial Village Hall 

Monday 12 March 2018 at 7:30pm 


Agenda March 2018.pdf
Adobe Acrobat document [559.9 KB]


WCC Report

WCC Cllr Report February 2018.pdf
Adobe Acrobat document [462.0 KB]
Print Print | Sitemap
© Cleeve Prior Parish Council