Dog-walking friends were pleased that the council agreed to remove obstructions to Footpath 97 under a Highways Act 1980 Section 130 Form. They commented that we need a traffic free route up the Garth mountain, and they went out on April 1st to check whether the path was indeed clear of obstacles as Rhondda-Cynon-Taff had agreed.
While the dogs enjoy anywhere, for humans the verdict was “Very inaccessible, a disgrace really.”
Today, I walked to the vets in Trefforest from Tonteg, past the old tin works, and the paths are well-worn, weedless and used. Those standing for election in May could take rights of way and open spaces seriously and get all paths open and accessible, as Open Spaces Society wants for public benefit.