Path Improvement Grant Scheme (PIGS) 2012


Paths Improvement Grant Scheme (PIGS) 2012 Results


The Paths Improvement Grants Scheme (PIGS) aims to help local people make innovative improvements to countryside access and the rights of way network in their area. The scheme is a partnership between Wiltshire Council’s Rights of Way and Countryside section and the Wiltshire and Swindon Countryside Access Forum. Parishes can bid for up to 50% match funding, if their proposal is approved they then undertake the schemes themselves. This is the 5th year the scheme has run.


In 2012:

·        Around 45 parishes and individuals contacted Wiltshire Council to discuss possible ideas, 38 of these had potential as PIGS schemes

·        Applications were made for schemes in 15 parishes, there was also a “group submission” for gates for 7 parishes from Wiltshire’s Southern Area Board

·        13 schemes were agreed in principle this year, as follows. It should be noted that it may not be possible to undertake all these schemes on the ground





Alderbury to Whaddon new link

Bishops Cannings

Replace 3 stiles with gates


Hard surfacing a route within the village


Hard surfacing a route within the town


Replace 2 stiles with gates


Reopen a link severed by the MoD site


Hard surfacing a route within the village

Market Lavington

Info board at new row MoD are proposing


Replace 3 stiles with gates

Steeple Ashton

Ditch works and surfacing route within village

Sutton Mandeville

Repair a characterful small bridge

West Ashton

Replace 6 stiles with gates

Southern Area Board

Combined submission from numerous parishes


It is hoped that the scheme will be undertaken again in 2013.

For further information contact Mike Crook – 01225 713349 or


For further information see the links below:

Information for PIGS applicants




Background for parish noticeboards and distribution.