Footpath between Makins Recreation Ground and Haywards Close - Request for information

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June 2, 2021

We are keen to hear from anyone with information about the footpath between Makins Recreation Ground and Haywards Close - Can you help us?

Oxfordshire County Council are currently consulting on an application to make the footpath between Makins Recreation Ground and Haywards Close a public right of way. You can read more information here

OCC feel there is not enough evidence of use during the late 1970’s to approve the application. Henley Town Council would be particularly interested to hear from anyone who used the footpath in the late 1970’s.

Please send any evidence to Louise Hastings, Information Centre Manager at Henley Town Hall, preferably via email: by Friday 11 June or call 01491 576982.

If we receive further relevant information, we will ask Oxfordshire County Council to extend the consultation deadline. This will enable us to compile and submit further evidence.

Deputy Mayor Michelle Thomas, Chair of the Planning Committee commented, ‘We know that this footpath is very well used by local people. Although it is not currently under threat, it would be a great shame to lose it. Please contact Louise Hastings at the Town Hall with any information, especially if you used the footpath in the late 1970’s’

You can read more about Definitive Map Modification Orders (DMMO) and Public RIghts of Way here

Oxfordshire County Council are responsible for maintaining an accurate record of all Public Rights of Way in Oxfordshire. The Definitive Map and Statement of Public Rights of Way can be altered if it meets certain legal tests. Anyone who has evidence that the Definitive Map and/or Statement is incorrect or incomplete may apply for it to be legally changed using a Definitive Map Modification Order (DMMO). You can view the existing case list here