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Dereham WAW improvement sign

Ken Hawkins, one of the members of Dereham Walkers are Welcome is also the Footpath Warden for Dereham Town Council, and, with his wife Catherine, is regularly involved in keeping the town’s public rights of way and other routes in good condition.  As part of our publicity arrangements, we wanted to let people know what we were doing, so we designed a plaque which could easily be fixed to posts where we had worked.  They were not expensive, but we were delighted when Dereham Town Council agreed to fund them.  The photo shows Catherine with the first one we fixed, after clearance work on a Restricted Byway notorious for its nettle and bramble growth.

The photo shows Catherine with the first one we fixed, after clearance work on a Restricted Byway notorious for its nettle and bramble growth.

A further boost to our publicity came when the Footpath Warden was given a Citizen’s Award by the Town Council “to recognise the outstanding voluntary work undertaken”.  (Ken is 3rd from right.)

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