Do you know of any bridleways and byways that require the vegetation to be cut back in readiness for the coming year?
Perhaps it was impassable this summer and it may be so again this year? Countryside Services are currently in consultation with local parish councils in Hampshire asking them to submit information on rights of way that need attention. If you think that you have a route that will require cutting back come spring, then contact your local Parish council clerk as soon as possible (by phone and e-mail) putting forward your suggestion. You need to do this by the end of January 2017. This consultation process happens every year and runs from November until the end of January. Without your help Countryside Services will experience difficulty in identifying areas that need their attention.
Online mapping tool:
In order to properly identify the bridleway/byway number to report a problem to your parish clerk, Hampshire County Council Rights of Way Homepage provides an easy to use online tool. Simply select Mapping Hampshire’s Countryside and go to the online mapping video to first of all to learn how to use the mapping system and then to the mapping tool itself.