Monmouthshire County Council is to consider using volunteers in a bid to save maintenance costs to the county’s public rights of way. A report funded by a Welsh Government rights of way improvement grant identifies where volunteers can help with the repair and installation of Monmouthshire’s 787 bridges. These are mainly on footpaths.
Principal Countryside Access Manger, Ruth Rourke said: `Volunteers helping with the repair and installation of small footbridges can save the authority potential contractor costs of over £36,000. We are now working on the report’s recommendations to help develop short and medium term maintenance plans. Although the report was originally intended for internal use we are aware that there is a great deal of public interest - particularly from communities with bridge closures – so we are placing it on the council’s website for the next month`
Click on http://wp.me/P1V4mX-g3 to view the report.