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Ian
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December 5, 2012 - 9:59 pm
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See HERE for instructions

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Andrew Wilson
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It is snowing today.....I will take a note of the foot prints & look out for wheel chair / child buggy tracks....might even see the varied animal tracks, such as horse !!! Wink

 

I have tried to add a photo, but guest what ?

It don't fecking work.....

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Andrew Wilson
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Last sunday I counted eight people using the path.

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Andrew Wilson
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Dear Santa
A video of core path 42 to core path 33 can be found on "youtube"
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v.....foZFANotdM

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My main concern was the lack of directional signage in the village, located at Kingswells Crescent pointing towards Brimmond Hill. There is evidence of an existing path corridor, which gives the illusion that this path is complete and that it only lacks the “directional signage”

My goal for 2012 was to raise the community awareness and the necessary support for this core path. “Basically if we do not use this path we will eventually loose it”

Dear Santa
Can I please have a signpost ?

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July 11, 2012 - 12:06 pm

There is plenty evidence this year (2012) that this section of core path is actually being used by the adventures public.Smile
I suggest that the KCC & ACC make a visit, instead of a "drive by" or a "Google" on the maps !!!!Wink

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Morning Alister
"Any chance of you organising someone with a strimmer to cut the grass on this path ?"Smile

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"Grass cutting on core path 42
Responsibility for the upkeep of paths is dependent on a number of factors including the underlying ownership or land management of the land and whether or not a formal path agreement has been reached with the land manager. Council adopted path maintenance is spread between our different Services dependent on the location and function of the route.
This section of core path 42 has not been adopted by any of our Services for maintenance. During these times of austerity we are continuing to seek significant savings in our operational costs across the organisation. Therefore I do not think it is likely that any of our teams would take on the task of strimming this route, even as a 'one off'. Future maintenance responsibilities would be considered as part of proposals for upgrade.
I am awaiting further correspondence and comments from Kingswells Community Council about their specific aspirations for this route. Kind regards Alistair Watson Trainee Planner"
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Email alistawatson@aberdeencity.gov.uk | Direct Dial 01224 522014 | Switchboard 08456 08 09 10 | Website http://www.aberdeencity.gov.uk >>> Andrew Wilson 06/01/12 07:17 >>>Cry

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Many thanks for the article in the Kingswells Community News promoting this issue. Smile

Hopefully this will promote community awareness to the existence of this unfinished core paths.Wink

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"With community support we would intend to raise this higher in our priorities and seek funding for improvements" ref Alistair Watson.

"Kingswells Community Council are interested in upgrading work to be carried out to improve the path, but would also like for there to be a full consultation on the scale & type of upgrade. This would be a good opportunity for you to share your thoughts with the community about the needs of the path" ref Dr Margaret Bochel - pi@aberdeencity.gov.uk

"there is a right of responsible access to the line of the path enshrined in statute - so you might want to consider establishing a desire line along the path yourself, just by using it a lot & encouraging others to do so too" ref OA Aberdeen.

Please post your views on this issue?

If we do not use it, we will loose it....

Thanks

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Andrew Wilson
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Dear Andrew

Core path 42 from Kingswells to Brimmond Hill core path 33

‘Area Map - Brimmond Hill (page 20)’

http://www.aberdeencity.gov.uk.....epaths.asp

Thank you for your enquiry of the 18 January 2012 to various parties about the core path (CP) 42 from Kingswells to Brimmond Hill CP 33.

 

CP 42 is in place along the route described on the Aberdeen Core Paths Plan page 20 (Area Map - Brimmond Hill). The link which runs from behind Derbeth Manor and Derbeth Grange is not signposted from the Kingswells Crescent end. I understand that the path is accessed from the green space area just north of the bridge (where there is a utilities box beside the road). You should be able to find the path from there.

 

Aberdeen City Council has focussed path works resources on the development and upgrade of core path routes which are of greatest strategic importance for the network, and on routes which can be implemented most quickly to enable a rapid coverage of the area. The path link which you are looking for is currently a corridor which has been fenced off from the adjacent farmland:

 

-     We acknowledge that the path is currently narrow, un-surfaced and has poor drainage

-     Widening of the route would require support from the farmer and require changes to their lease

-     Since the adoption of the Core Paths Plan in 2009, concerns have been raised informally by householders about the impacts of promoted access behind their houses on their privacy and security

 

All of these issues would take time and resources to address. I understand that Aberdeen Greenspace did consult Kingswells Community Council about the significance of this link for the community but I believe that at that time they indicated that they do not consider the upgrade of this path link as a priority for their area.

 

The City’s core path network is still undergoing continuing improvements. Whilst we do not currently have works scheduled for this particular path link, there are ongoing discussions about how and when to address the issues affecting this path. We appreciate that it is a ‘missing link’ in the network of the Kingswells area. With community support we would intend to raise this higher in our priorities and seek funding for improvements.

 

I trust that I have described how to find the path and the matters which we hope to address in future. Please do not hesitate to contact me again if you have any further questions about this route or other outdoor access related queries.

 

Yours sincerely

Alistair Watson
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Andrew Wilson
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January 19, 2012 - 8:24 am
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Yes I did & the view was stunning & the wildlife was indeed very impressive.

 

For the next issue of the "Kingswells News Letter" please publish the core paths map to promote the awareness of the core paths existence.

 

A quote from the ACC website:

"Directional signage is a key tool in helping to promote & manage Aberdeen’s paths & outdoor access opportunities. The provision of directional signage will provide a welcome to an area & will help to raise awareness of the existence of the path network"

 

A sign would also be a good idea.

 

Next weekend I will find this missing core path.

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Not sure of the status of the path.

There is no path between Derbeth Manor and Derbeth Park (football pitch). It is a bit rough along the football pitch to Path 33.

Did you find your way to Brimmond?

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I am new to the Kingswells village.

 

Last weekend I tried to find the core path 42 from Kingswells to Brimmond hill core path 33.

There is no evidence of any signposts or path from the village of Kingswells.

 

Has this part of the core path been abandoned or unfinished ?

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