The following is a précis of Jimm Yarrow's report on the public footpaths, which shareholders are urged to read as it contains information about the use of the fields.
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Public footpaths in the Whatcombe Fields Area.
As Anna mentioned in a recent message to all our shareholders, I have adopted the public paths within the Whatcombe Fields area under the Somerset County Council’s “Adopt-A-Path” Scheme.
This involves regular inspection of the paths, and keeping the ways clear to use by clipping the nearby vegetation, particularly around path furniture such as stiles and kissing gates. More major issues must be reported to the Paths Officer at S.C.C.
Shareholders no longer require members of the public to keep to the public paths in our three fields, but I have added way-markers, so that people specifically walking the paths are helped. Where we replaced the former metal frame with a new wooden kissing gate by house 126 Whatcombe Road, opposite the Upper Whatcombe junction, there are no way-markers, as this is not, and never has been, a public footpath.
When we use the fields which we do not own as SOSWF, their private nature should be respected, and one should keep to the public footpaths.
Drainage and path flooding
On 28th December Jimm Yarrow and Mark Date installed a double pipe under the public footpath at the worst flooding point. The water flows more easily now and the path should drain gradually. They did not have quite enough hardcore and gravel, so they will complete the task when Mark has accumulated some more materials.
Mark is a self-employed groundworker so if you need any work of this kind done you might like to contact him -
MJD Services, 14 Valley View, FROME BA11 3SD.
Phone: 07525-433611 email: email@example.com
Please see Mark's public facebook reviews page: https://www.facebook.com/MJD-Services-1409472065983474/reviews/