We now have in Castle Cary a ‘Footpath Officer’.  His role is not as a policeman or contractor, but he will report any issues concerning footpaths to Somerset County Council which is responsible for their upkeep.

Our Footpath Officer is Tim Barker ([email protected]) and he will be assisted by a small team of volunteers.  The volunteers will walk footpaths in the parish of Castle Cary from time to time, armed with secateurs and will try and clear paths at important points.  Issues such as broken stiles and fully blocked paths etc will be reported to County Council for action and followed up by the Town Council.

Please email Tim if you would like to join this group of volunteers.  Whilst you are out walking, why not do a bit for the community!

We will hold a volunteer’s meeting at 11.00 on 25 August, in the Shambles so do come along if you would like to be involved.