6th August 2019
Last week, the Town Council pledged to work in partnership with Totnes Ramblers to ensure that the town’s neighbourhoods are green and walkable, and to improve local residents’ physical, mental health and wellbeing by encouraging them to get outside and be active. The Ramblers’ Charter for Walking Neighbourhoods sets out five clear steps councils can take to make their neighbourhoods better for walking.
The Ramblers’ vision is for networks of green walking routes that connect people from their doorsteps to the places they want to go. Totnes Ramblers chairman Andrew Chadwick said: “Totnes Ramblers are delighted that Totnes Town Council has adopted the Ramblers’ Charter for Walking Neighbourhoods. We hope that this will result in positive action being taken to improve the walking environment in the Totnes area and we look forward to working with the council to achieve this.”
Totnes Town Council said: “We support the aims of the ramblers’ charter for as they reflect objectives set out in the town’s Transport Policy and Strategy and also in the draft Neighbourhood Plan which looks to improve pedestrian access and links, and encourage walking for health and wellbeing as well as being an alternative for car use.”
More information on Totnes Ramblers can be found on their website here, which includes details of the group’s walks programme. Totnes Ramblers welcome newcomers to join them for a walk in the beautiful countryside of South Devon. Full information on the Ramblers’ Charter for Walking Neighbourhoods is available here.