New footpath signs

Why put up these signs?

Partly because of its evolution as the coming together of five former hamlets the village of Pembury is particularly well provided with twittens, cut-throughs and footpaths (in other parts of England referred to ‘ginnels’ or ‘snickets’). We have a total of 26, all shown on the Pembury village map available for £2 from the parish offices.

But not everyone in the village is fully aware of them or know where they lead to. Any measures which enable people to leave the car keys at home and walk from one part of the village to another is good for the environment and good for their health, and that is the purpose of the signage.

We hope people will enjoy discovering them and making use of them.

People holding new footpath signs

People involved in the installation of the signs (left to right):

  • Paul Cooke of Kent County Council’s Public Rights of Way team who did much of the work in advising on the project and procuring the signs from Kent County Council’s regular suppliers, Brissco in Bristol
  • Paul Mason, Pembury resident and the main organiser of the project
  • Jane Goldsmith who walked the network of footpaths with Paul, suggested some of the wording for the signs, and was invaluable as proof-reader
  • Josh of GK Services, regular contractors to Kent County Council’s Public Rights of Way team for installations and maintenance on Kent’s network of Public Rights of Way, and
  • His boss, Ken Wiggs.

This photo shows Josh of GK Services attaching the sign for the footpath leading from Lower Green Road to Belfield Road (no. 13 on the Pembury village map) assisted by his boss, Ken.

Find out more!

On Saturday 7th September, Paul Mason will lead a one-hour walk around the twittens for anyone in the village who’d like to get to know them better. Assemble at 10am by the pedestrian crossing at the beginning of the footpath leading to Belfield Road (no. 13 on the Pembury village map).