Today’s BBC Radio 4’s You and Yours programme contains a lengthy feature on the potential effects of council cutbacks to their rights of way budgets. I did the interview at the end of the piece from the studio, but I thought that the case put over from the recorded part at the start, from Cumbria, was excellent in setting out the case for why these drastic council cuts will be devastating for our footpath network. There’s an interview with the Leader of Cumbria County Council where he says the council is thinking again on at least part of the proposed rights of way cuts, following feedback from the public. That is good to hear – and shows that we can make a difference. We do need to keep up the pressure on all councils. For ideas on campaigning, and for the latest news on the cuts that we know about, have a look at our campaigns website: http://www.ramblers.org.uk/Campaigns+Policy/deadend.htm
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