Parish Council Office, 1A The High Street, Langton Matravers, Dorset BH19 3EU 01929 425100


At the public meeting held by Mr Ian Vaugh-Arbuckle, the Parish Rights of Way Officer, a number of residents have volunteered to survey one or more of the public footpaths in the parish. All results to be returned to Ian by the end of the year.

This follows on from the approval, in principle, of the Parish Council for the use of an SLA, with DCC, to maintain the important rights of way in the parish. These important RoWs will be identified by the footpath survey now being undertaken.

Given cost-cutting changes being made at Dorset County Council, leading to reduction in funding and support for footpaths in the area, the Council has agreed that Ian Vaughan-Arbuckle (RoWLO) undertake a survey of footpaths in the parish, identifying paths, stiles and gates in need of maintenance, ranking these in terms of priority, and establishing who has responsibility for their upkeep.

Mr Ian Vaugh-Arbuckle can be contacted on 426956 or by email at

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