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Alvechurch Parish Council

serving Alvechurch, Bordesley, Forhill, Hopwood, Rowney Green and Weatheroak.

Parish Paths Warden Scheme

The Parish Paths Warden Scheme aims to help facilitate the effective management of Worcestershire’s countryside public rights of way network by the use of local knowledge and assistance in conjunction with the resources of Worcestershire County Council.

Our Alvechurch Parish Paths Warden’s duties include;

Organising local volunteers to:

  • survey all the paths within Alvechurch parish hopefully on a yearly basis,
  • carry out path inspections,
  • waymark the routes,
  • carry out vegetation clearance and repairs to stiles and gates
  • act as a local contact,
  • liaise with landowners,
  • act as ‘eyes and ears’ on the ground and report back to the Worcestershire C.C. Countryside Service Officer.

If you encounter problems such as overgrown vegetation needing clearance, poor waymarking, minor maintenance issues, tree falls, broken stiles/gates etc. please contact our Parish Footpath Officer Adrian Smith via email at

All other problems encountered on the Public Rights of Way network should be reported to the Worcestershire C.C. Countryside Service directly on 01905 768214 or e-mail: