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Suffolk's public parks praised

PUBLISHED: 10:03 14 December 2001 | UPDATED: 11:01 03 March 2010

PUBLIC paths in Suffolk have been highly rated by a national survey.

The National Rights of Way Condition Survey 2000, published by The

Countryside Agency, reports that the quality of public rights of way in the

county, which include footpaths and bridleways, are in the national top ten.

PUBLIC paths in Suffolk have been highly rated by a national survey.

The National Rights of Way Condition Survey 2000, published by The Countryside Agency, reports that the quality of public rights of way in the county, which include footpaths and bridleways, are in the national top ten.

The independent survey found that public paths in the county are generally easy to find, easy to follow and easy to use.

Although national standards have not yet been met, the report says that there has been a major improvement in the paths since the last survey held in 1994.

Joan Girling, member of Suffolk County Council executive committee, said: "There has been considerable effort been invested in the county's footpaths over the past seven years. It is a great boost that this has been recognised nationally but we are working hard to make our footpaths even better."

Suffolk County Council are responsible for recording, maintaining and promoting the 9600 public paths in the county which together cover 5400 km.

For further information about public rights of way in Suffolk contact Brian Newton in the county council's countryside service department on 01473-583187.


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