Following the Government’s guidance, West Sussex County Council has suspended its 15 month public rights of way (PRoW) inspection and maintenance programme. Reported issues will still be reviewed and prioritised and the County Council will only take action where required to ensure public safety on the network. Other issues will be logged to be dealt with in the future when normal working practices are resumed.
PRoW problems reports can still be sent through the usual channels:
- Email firstname.lastname@example.org (this is generally preferred to contacting Access Rangers directly as they are extremely busy at this time)
- Online via https://www.westsussex.gov.uk/land-waste-and-housing/public-paths-and-the-countryside/public-rights-of-way/report-a-problem-with-a-right-of-way/
The County Council reminds walkers to follow social distancing guidelines and keep at least two metres from people if they choose to use Public Rights of Way for their daily exercise. Walkers should also be aware that others will have touched stiles, gates etc. and should wash their hands thoroughly when they get home.