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Village appoints new footpath warden

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LYMM resident John Read has been appointed the village’s new footpath warden, following the death of former warden Alan Ball.
John, 65, from Woodland Avenue, takes over the position from Alan and will be responsible for ensuring all paths, rights of way and footways in the village are maintained as usable.
Retired civil servant John says he has “used every right of way in the village!” and has a wealth of knowledge of the best walking spots and trails.
He said: “I have really been doing it informally for many years.
“Councillor Shelia Woodyatt invited me to take up the warden position and I was delighted to do so. I will continue to walk around Lymm making sure the paths are all OK and if there are any issues to seek the best way to deal with them.”
John has already seen a lot of improvements to Lymm footpaths over the last few years, and he puts that down to a good working relationship with Warrington Borough Council.
“Warrington Borough Council is legally responsible for the paths and they are a good authority as far as that is concerned. Between the parish council and us, the borough council have to do things in the end.”
His main aim now is to make sure that all residents and visitors to Lymm are encouraged to take in some of the many walks that exist in Lymm.
He added: “I’m going to be encouraging people to walk more in Lymm because there are lots of lovely trails to take in. You don’t have to have to get in a car and drive miles to go for a nice walk when there are many right here.”
Anyone who does notice any problems with footpaths or right of ways can contact John on 01925 753 653.

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