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SOME good news – there is progress towards the reopening of the footpath between Welland Mews and the Hudds Mill meadows.

Until December, 2006, when it was closed by Network Rail, this was a popular footpath from Water Street/Welland Mews to Hudds Mill and the Uffington meadows below Stamford.

Lincolnshire County Council’s legal services has issued a definitive map modification order (see last week’s Mercury).

This means that the footpath could be reopened shortly; but before that can happen there must be an opportunity for all interested parties to voice their support or objections.

The period during which this can happen runs until November 18.

Lincolnshire County Council needs to know that people are still interested in getting this footpath reopened.

The more people that contact it, the better.

So, even if you were one of the many people who filled in a form requesting the reopening in 2007, please contact the council again.

Please help to have this lovely riverside walk reinstated by voicing your support.

You can do this by telephoning, e-mailing or writing to Sally Ironmonger, senior legal officer, County Offices, Newland, Lincoln, LN1 1YS. e-mail sally.ironmonger@lincolnshire.gov.uk, telepone 01522 552 117 or to Tim Jenks, definitive paths officer, 4th floor, City Hall, Lincolon, LN1 1DN; e-mail Tim.Jenks@lincolnshire.gov.uk telephone 01522 555 179;

HENDRINA ELLIS

Water Street, Stamford