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Area Officers' & Inspectors' News, October 2007


Some local authority websites now include facilities to display on-line maps including rights of way. These include:

Cheshire County Council (then click on 'Online Mapping' link in the second paragraph)

Derbyshire County Council  (then scroll down to the 'Derbyshire Maps' link)

Lancashire County Council  (then click on 'Open MARIO Viewer)

Rotherham Metropolitan Borough Council (then select Public Footpaths, Bridleways & Byways from the list of Themes)

If you know of any other similar on-line maps for other councils please contact us



Following on from the New Ways of Working Conference held in 2006, four Area Officers (left to right Harry Scott, John Harker, David O'Leary, Chris Davison) have been appointed. The areas that these officers cover are shown in the table below.

AO's Harry Scott, John Harker, David O'Leary & Chris Davison

Chris Davison Barnsley MBC
John Harker

Derbyshire CC

Doncaster MBC

Rotherham MBC

Sheffield MBC

David O'Leary Warrington UC
Harry Scott Staffordshire CC

Review meetings have been held with the AO's and Assessors on the New Ways of Working Pilot scheme, and various changes / improvements have been initiated. There will be a follow-up meeting with the Chairman / Vice-Chairman in early October unless any matter requiring a policy decision emerges in the meantime.


The role formerly undertaken by Roy Spoors has been split three ways to Harry Scott, John Harker and Terry Norris. The areas covered by these three individuals are as follows:

Harry Scott

Staffordshire CC

Stoke-on-Trent UC

John Harker

Barnsley MBC

Derby City Council

Derbyshire County Council:

   Amber Valley

   Derbyshire Dales

   NE Derbyshire

   South Derbyshire


Doncaster MBC

Leeds City Council

Manchester City Council

Rotherham MBC

Salford MBC

Sheffield MBC

Stockport MBC

Tameside MBC

Trafford MBC

Wakefield MBC

Terry Norris

Blackburn & Darwen UC

Blackpool UC

Bolton MBC

Bradford MBC

Bury MBC

Calderdale MBC

Cheshire County Council

Halton UC

Kirklees MBC

Knowsley MBC

Lancashire County Council

Liverpool MBC

Oldham MBC

Rochdale MBC

Sefton MBC

St Helens MBC

Warrington UC

Wigan MBC

Wirral MBC

To ensure that there is no misunderstanding on taking action under section 63 or section 56, please note that these must not be done in the Society's name directly by inspectors, but via the appropriate Courts & Inquiries Officer.

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