Says Naomi Smith
It is all too possible to round a corner on horseback and come upon a group of cattle with no prior warning -this WILL result in a horse being badly spooked at best, bolting at worst -it is only a matter of time ........... read more
Bordon Whitehill Relief Road
Maureen Comber appeals to riders to comment on this road scheme
"- I say that no town should obstruct the passage of horse riders should they wish to bypass it. There is plenty of scope for that given all the surrounding common land.
- Do not feel that because you may not live in the area it does not matter. Please help local riders.
Says Maureen Comber
Please do comment on this road scheme. Please ask why there is so much about cycling and walking, and why horses might get consideration only at a later stage.
There are a great many horse riders in and around Whitehill/Bordon especially in the adjacent SDNP. I have been trying to get our interest registered since the masterplan started by attending the Advisory Groups and Specialist Groups. I was the nominated member for the Infrastructure, Transport and Education Group, to attend the Standing Conference.I think I attended nearly all of these. You need to let them know you are there since they appear to have taken no notice of me.
I was recently contacted by Louise Berridge (Senior Highways planner) with regard to desire lines for horse riders and the crossings of the proposed road only now to be told "The scope of the relief road project isn’t to introduce new bridleways, but to consider how the road may impact on existing routes and try to incorporate these where any bridleways are severed." I say that no town should obstruct the passage of horse riders should they wish to bypass it. There is plenty of scope for that given all the surrounding common land.
I am suggesting an upgrade to BW of Whitehill FP5 and 6 to BW and Kingsley FP 5,6,7 This is Oxney Lane and near the beginning of the scheme to the north. There is documentary evidence that this is historically a bridleway also. Exchange land in mitigation of the Hogmoor Road which is adjacent to the Hogmoor Inclosure. In the Woolmer Forest Inclosure Award this is a bridleway/driftway which has been subsumed by vehicle access.
A Pegasus crossing where Firgrove Road meets the A325 at the southern end. documents.hants.gov.uk/transport-consultations/whitehill-bordon/WhitehillBordonExhibitionBoardsFinalWebsiteVersion20140225.pdf
Do not feel that because you may not live in the area it does not matter. Please help local riders.
Says Linda Wright
We moved to a Shropshire location a year ago having surveyed the local OS map and noted the significant number of bridleways around the property. Sadly the map appears a total fiction. Scarce any of the bridleways are usable ........... read more