This year has seen many Rights of Way obstructed by crops. The problem is widespread through our county and many complaints have been submitted to the County Council. Even the Staffordshire Way is badly obstructed, in South Staffs District. Unfortunately the Council is taking very little enforcement action. It should be forwarding all complaints to the Rural Payments Agency who penalise farmers for breach of Cross-compliance regulation.
If you encounter paths obstructed by growing crops please report the matter to the County Council. The means to do appear below.
Unfortunately, there are many other problems on some paths in Staffordshire and we would like you to report these as well to the County Council's Footpath Team.
Please report them to:
Development Services Directorate, Riverway,STAFFORD ST17 3TJ
Telephone 01785 - 277247
Problems in the North of the county Staffordshire Moorlands,
Newcastle and part of East Staffordshire of the County
Problems in the South of the County Stafford, Cannock Chase, Lichfield,
Tamworth, South Staffordshire and part of East Staffordshire Areas
Problems in the Walsall MBC Area
A copy should be sent to our Area Footpath Secretary