About us

Faversham Footpaths Group was formed in June 2015 with the aim of preserving, maintaining and promoting the use of public rights of way in Faversham and the surrounding area and encouraging the creation of more public footpaths. Its full objects are:

  1. To assert and protect the rights of the public to the use and enjoyment of footpaths, bridleways and byways in Faversham and the surrounding area.
  2. To prevent, by making representations to the appropriate public authorities or by any other lawful means, the obstruction of public paths.
  3. To ensure that public rights of way are adequately signposted and way marked and are satisfactorily maintained.
  4. To resist proposals for the extinguishment or diversion of rights of way whenever, in the opinion of the Group, they would be contrary to the public interest.
  5. To press for the creation of new public rights of way.
  6. To encourage the designation of existing public paths by the deadline of 1 January 2026.
  7. To organise walks and to encourage the use of public paths in Faversham and the surrounding area.
  8. To support, and where appropriate affiliate to, other organisations which share the objects of the Group.

A copy of the Group’s constitution and rules is here

about1The Group has taken a keen interest in Natural England’s work to devise a route for the English coastal path through Faversham and around Faversham Creek. It is also supporting the proposal for a Creek-side footpath at Faversham Reach and Waterside Close.

The Group’s elected Executive Committee comprises:

  • Trevor Payne (Chairman)
  • Julian Saunders (Treasurer)
  • Brian Caffarey (Secretary)
  • John Coulter
  • Andrew Osborne
  • Anne Salmon
  • Nick Williams

The Group has some 65 members.

Minutes of the Group’s meetings can be found here:

FFG – minutes of meeting 02.06.15

FFG – minutes of EC meeting on 16.06.15

FFG – minutes of EC meeting on 04.08.15

FFG – minutes of EC meeting on 01.09.15

FFG – minutes of EC meeting on 21.10.15

FFG – minutes of EC meeting on 01.12.15

FFG – minutes of EC meeting on 17.02.16

FFG – minutes of EC meeting on 20.04.16

FFG -Minutes of EC meeting 28.07.16 (rev)

FFG -Minutes of EC meeting 06.09.16

FFG -Minutes of EC meeting 26.10.16

FFG – AGM – Minutes of meeting on 08.11.16

FFG – Minutes of EC meeting 12.12.16

FFG -Minutes of EC meeting 16.02.17

FFG -Minutes of EC meeting 18.05.17 (rev)

FFG -Minutes of EC meeting 03.08.17.

FFG -Minutes of EC meeting 19.10.17.

FFG – AGM – Minutes of meeting on 09.11.17