MAJOR BOOST TO THE CAMPAIGN FOR A RURAL STRATEGY:
The Independent Food, Farming & Countryside Commission hosted by the RSA in its report launched on Tuesday 16th July ‘Our Future in the Land’ has added its voice to the calls by the RSN and the House of Lords Select Committee for a comprehensive Rural Strategy (more to follow)
Under current law farmers have a duty to maintain paths on their land but seven in 10 people say they have encountered problems on walks in the countryside.
The charity also added that farmers should be rewarded for adding new public-use paths.
→ SHROPSHIRE STAR - Pay farmers for maintaining and improving public footpaths, walkers urge
→ THE NORTHERN ECHO - Pay farmers for maintaining and improving public footpaths, says ramblers
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