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Westbury Area Board cash to improve country footpaths

KISSING gates will soon be replacing some stiles in and around the Westbury area after area board councillors agreed to spend £3,000 on the project.

Now parish councils will be asked to identify where they think a stile could be replaced with a kissing gate to improve access. The move is part of the commitment to improve access to the countryside and to encourage enjoyment of the local environment.

The project will be in partnership with Wiltshire Council’s rights of way officer and the gates will be fitted by volunteers from the local ramblers.