Footpaths and Highways

The Ashton Keynes Footpaths and Highways Committee comprises both Parish Councillors and lay members and reports to the Ashton Keynes Parish Council.
It is responsible thamespathfor:
  • Ensuring that the footpaths within the Parish Boundary are kept free of obstruction.
  • Ensuring that the stiles and signposts are properly maintained.
  • Liaison with landowners and/or the local authority in respect of the above.
  • Liaison with the local authority in respect of proposed footpath diversions.
  • The publication of amendments to the Ashton Keynes Footpaths guide.
  • Liaison with the local authority in respect of any issue relating to the roads through the parish.

The Committee has no budget, and so any proposal that involves expenditure has to be submitted to the Parish Council. The Committee meets quarterly.

In order to discharge these responsibilities we keep an inventory of each footpath within the parish which records issues that require attention. The footpaths are all walked at least once a year to ensure that our information is as up-to-date as possible, and parishioners are encouraged to report any problems that they encounter in the interim. The inventories are reviewed at each meeting and progress reported. Small jobs are undertaken by Committee members themselves, but larger ones often require assistance from the local authority, particularly in the provision of items such as signposts. We have developed good working relationships with the County Council’s specialist staff, who attend our meetings as required. Other issues are brought to our notice by the Parish Clerk on behalf of the Parish Council.
walksThere a several walks in and around the village ranging from 1 mile to 12 miles which are described in a footpath guide booklet, which may be viewed here.

The footpaths guide booklet may be bought from the Post Office or the Village Shop.

The members of the working group are

  • Mike Seymour
  • Ashley Seymour
  • Ernie Tidmarsh
  • - Councillor (Chairman)
  • - Councillor
  • - Councillor