Parish Notice Board

Knighton on Teme

Role of Voluntary Public Path Warden

 There has become available the voluntary role of Public Path Warden for Knighton on Teme Parish.

The role of the Warden is to:
Carry out regular inspections of the rights of way, at least 12 days a year.
Check that stiles and gates are in good order.
Ensure that rights of way are signposted and way marked along their length.
Carry out some minor vegetation clearance using hand tools.
Try and resolve problems by making contact with landowners.

If this is of interest to you, please email in the first instance Mr Jon White at 

Local Police update - December 2021

 Good afternoon,


I know that I have talked about this at the Parish Meeting I have attended, but wanted to formally put something in writing.


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Anyone who is interested in serving the community in this way and wishes to become a candidate for co-option should obtain an application form for candidacy from the Clerk. Completed application forms should be returned to the Clerk.

Information on eligibility, the role of the Parish Council and its schedule of

meetings may be obtained from the Clerk.


Mrs K Yates – Clerk to the Parish Council

The Old Forge House, Burford, Tenbury Wells, Worcs.  WR15 8HF


Tel: 01584 810817


How we are tackling dog fouling

We have seen a significant rise in the problem of dog fouling in our parish, in particular around Newnham Bridge.
We have decided enforcement is needed, so an officer from environmental health will be patrolling our area and can fine persons not clearing up after their dog or failing to carry bags on the spot £100 fines.
The patrols start this week.
We are encouraging our residents to join “The Green Dog Walking Scheme” with Malvern council.
This scheme encourages people to “scoop their Poop” and also gives people a link to report any offending owners of dogs who do not clear up after their pets.
Anyone joining The Green Dog Walking Scheme can pledge online and receive free bags and other items.
We hope that approaching this from both support and enforcement, we can stop this increasing problem in our parish.
1st June, 2021

Dogs, footpaths and the law

The Parish Council have received a large number of complaints regarding all aspects of dog walking and public footpaths in our Parish. We are asking everyone to read the below so that they may refresh their understanding of legislation:

LANDOWNERS As the owner or occupier of land with a public right of way across it, you must keep the route visible and not obstruct or endanger users. You are responsible for the maintenance and repair of styles/gates etc, you may get some financial/equipment support from Malvern Council. As the landowner, you can be prosecuted if you keep any potentially dangerous animal on land crossed by a public right of way. This includes landowners dogs, and some other dangerous farm animals. Your own animals must be under control on the footpath as this is a public right of way.

MEMBERS OF THE PUBLIC This public right of way is meant for pedestrians only. You are allowed to walk your dog as long as it is under your close control. When walking a dog, you must ensure that it keeps to the public footpath and does not trespass into nearby properties or further afield on the land. A public footpath is 1 metre wide, you and your dog can only use the 1 metre wide path. Dogs must be either walk to heel or on a lead . Prams, pushchair or wheelchairs can also be used on a footpath within the 1 metre. Dog owners walking on either public footpaths or the road or pavements within the parish must at all times pick up any dog droppings. They must at all times carry at least two bags to pick up dog droppings. Anyone failing to pick up or carry bags is committing an offence which is punishable with a large fine. Due to the amount of complaints recently received by the council, Malvern will be deploying their patrol wardens in our parish, so checks will be carried out.
April 2021