A new online tool has been launched for residents to report damage and obstructions to 2,000 miles of public footpaths, bridleways and byways across Bucks.

The countryside access management system (CAMS) will allow walkers and horse riders to report issues such as broken stiles, fallen trees and damaged bridges online.

Reports received will be prioritised and dealt with as quickly as possible, according to Bucks County Council (BCC).

The system will let the resident know if the issue has already been reported and will provide updates on progress.

Cabinet member for planning and environment at BCC, Bill Chapple, said: “With such an extensive network of paths, bridleways and byways, this is probably the quickest way to let us know about issues.

“With each path number logged on the system, it's easy for people to drop an electronic marker pin by the location of the problem on the detailed maps provided. We can then take it from there and sort things out.

"We already have our Fix my Street service for issues on roads and pavements, so it’s great that we have added this bespoke system for all our rights of way.

"We pride ourselves on the quality and usability of our entire network, and this exciting addition will make sure we can get reported problems dealt with as quickly as possible."

To use the new reporting tool visit : https://www.buckscc.gov.uk/services/environment/public-rights-of-way/report-a-rights-of-way-issue/