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We the undersigned petition Reigate and Banstead Borough Council to The council should instigate a proper system of maintenance on the Footpath known as Withybed Corner in Walton on the Hill. More details

Petition update from the council, 19 December 2013

The Executive considered the petition at its meeting on 5 December 2013 and decided as follows:

"RESOLVED that:
(i) Officers write to all parties with an interest in the track including the residents, the public house, Surrey County Council and Banstead Commons Conservators to agree on contributions towards the maintenance of the track;
(ii) the Council seek to regularise vehicular use of the track by offering a deed of easement granting a formal right of way with a requirement to contribute to the maintenance costs to ensure that all future works are paid for by contributions based on fair and reasonable proportions according to use; and
(iii) the petition be noted and that the petition organiser be informed of the Executive’s response at (i) and (ii) above.

Reasons for decision:
To agree a mechanism such that the users of the track are responsible in future for a proportion of the maintenance costs with the Council acting as a facilitator in co-ordinating contributions and seeking agreement on the standard of maintenance in line with the site constraints.

Alternative options:
(i) No change - the Council continues to maintain the track, as and when deemed appropriate, within the constraints of the capital and revenue budgets currently available to the Parks and Countryside service, using materials and methods appropriate for the common land status of the site.
(ii) Officers design a more permanent construction method that is acceptable to common land status and SCC Rights of Way, with additional capital finances allocated to the project, up to £80,000."

More details from petition creator

Maintenance undertaken on Withybed Corner over the past 5 years has been so poorly planned and executed that it has needed repeating every three to nine months. It should be possible for the council to put in place a longer lasting surface and a maintenance schedule to ensure it doesn't deteriorate to such an extent in the future.

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Mr Oliver Leedam, the petition creator, joined by:

  • Bob Pain
  • Alan Kiddle
  • Tracy Shaw
  • Richard Wood
  • Karen Walker
  • Brian Watts
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