This Volunteer Week (June 3-9), Worcestershire County Council is thanking volunteers who dedicate their time to maintain walking routes around the county.
Since April 2018, more than 260 volunteers have successfully resolved 450 reports on the network and prevented numerous other issues occurring.
There is a total of 4,600km of network and 38 promoted walking routes in Worcestershire and without the work of volunteers, the routes would not be improved and maintained to the level in which they are.
Councillor Alan Amos, Cabinet Member with Responsibility for Highways said: “We have a number of volunteers across the county who support all our services and help keep the county moving. I’d like to take this opportunity to recognise our Public Rights of Way volunteers who work whatever the weather to make vital repairs, maintenance and improvements to the routes.”
There are three volunteer schemes in Worcestershire that help maintain the network routes: Parish Path Wardens, Recreational Route Wardens and Work Party Groups.
Around 140 work party tasks were carried out last year, split between officer supervised tasks and those carried out by parish based groups.
To get involved in volunteering on Public Rights of Way please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
For walking routes across Worcestershire, visit the Walks in Worcestershire page (opens in new window)