Monday, 29 August 2011

County Council And Natural England Join Forces To Support Countryside Volunteers


The County Council and Natural England are about to build on a highly successful 25-year partnership to further improve the County’s rural path network (footpaths, bridleways & byways) across Cambridgeshire.

The oldest footpath in Cambridgeshire was first recorded in the Reign of Queen Elizabeth I and helping to maintain this ancient network can take many forms.

Over the last quarter of a century an army of volunteers has been working across the county to keep paths clear, report problems, put up waymark arrows and to organise walks in the countryside.

Now thanks to a £2,000 grant from Natural England, the County Council is about to expand the network of volunteers and provide further training for existing and future recruits.

For further information on becoming a volunteer call 0345 045 521 or go to:

www.cambridgeshire.gov.uk/environment/countrysideandrights/