COUNTY councillors are supporting the efforts of a walking club in their voluntary work installing footbridges and kissing gates.

Members from Evesham Rambling Club have been carrying out a number of footpath improvements recently, in conjunction with Worcestershire County Council Countryside Service.

The club decided that it would be a good idea to mark the efforts of the working party by attaching Evesham Rambling Club discs to the installations.

A design was created and local county councillors, in whose divisions major work has been carried out, were approached for help in covering the cost. County councillors Alastair Adams, Liz Eyre, Adrian Hardman and Anthony Hopkins all agreed to assist and three were on hand for a ceremonial nailing of the first signs.

Cllr Hopkins, who represents the Harvington Division said “Evesham Rambling Club does a considerable amount of hard work to improve public access to the countryside, and I'm very glad I was able to support the installation of these signs to recognize this.”

Whilst Alan Saunders, the club’s footpath officer, said: “Evesham Rambling Club really appreciates the financial contribution from these County Councillors and also their continuing interest in the maintenance and improvement of the footpath network across the county.”

Evesham Rambling Club is a thriving walking group and is always pleased to welcome guest walkers and new members. Details can be found at