Saturday, 10 October 2009

Problems close to home!

It's amazing that you can walk over large areas of South Derbyshire rechecking the condition of paths for "Walks around Melbourne" then miss completely problems on your doorstep.

Two of these have arisen this week and both have been flagged up by other walkers as well.

1. The footpath sign on the path opposite the closed Sir Francis Burdett has gone. I think it was one of the nice old metal types like the one at the Cockshut Lane end. When I checked out the route, that looked pretty poor as well.

2. The footpath from Derby Rd to Main St Kings Newton (near the main turn to the town - see below) is also missing.

I have reported these to Derbyshire County Council using "Fixmystreet". It will be interesting to see how long it takes to get these fixed. I am not using the Derbyshire report form as in the past it has not submitted properly and all the entered data has been lost. This can be very frustrating!

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