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Enforcement policy

Staffordshire has one of the biggest rights of way networks in the country with over 8,000km of paths.

The vast majority of landowners fulfil their legal duties to keep paths on their land open, safe and accessible by keeping routes clear and maintaining stiles and gates, but some don't. The majority of the 2,000 calls we receive every year is about problems on private paths.  

Whilst we are committed to supporting landowners to know about their responsibilities, we also need a way to make sure that everyone plays their part in keeping our network of paths open and safe.

We have introduced an enforcement policy outlining when and how informal or more formal action will be taken against landowners.  

Enforcement will only be taken against landowners when they have been given ample opportunity to address any issues.

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Staffordshire welcomes additional Green Homes funding

Families in Staffordshire are set to benefit from extra funding to help them make their homes more energy efficient along with support for those who might be struggling with energy bills.
Date:
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Staffordshire air quality improvement project receives £300,000 boost

A project to improve air quality in Staffordshire by engaging with schools and businesses and promoting electric vehicle use has received a £300,000 government boost.
Date:
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Country park visitor investment for 2021

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Date:
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Project to upgrade county's street lights underway

A project to update thousands of Staffordshire street lights that will use less energy and save money is underway.
Date:
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