The improvement of a Manchester public footpath

In the right light this place looks like an old fashioned country lane, with trees, wild plants, bird life and has a lot going for it. It is a little mini wildlife corridor amazingly in an inner city area of a major English city, Manchester.

It's one of those places that one should not walk through at night but in the day time it mostly seems fine. Lots of people use it as a short cut to a main road.

The problem has been that it appears to have been neglected for many years, burnt out cars, fly tipping, a couple of muggings and goodness knows what else in the shadows of night, basically just downright neglect.

I know much of it is a public footpath, but no one seems to have responsibility for it.

Hmmm, so I thought that I could do my bit to improve it

What is my strategy ?