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Petitioner welcomes political support for footpaths

Committee formed to look into upkeep of routes

Tynwald has agreed to look into establishing a more efficient way of coordinating the upkeep of Manx footpaths.

A new committee will consider a petition handed in on Tynwald Day by campaigner David Buttery.

It was something brought to the court by Douglas South MHK Sarah Maltby.

He wanted a single government agency to take on the job of maintaining public rights of way.

Mr Buttery says he only became aware of the state of the country and coastal routes during lockdown:  

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