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
Broxhead Common, Hampshire
Says Maureen Comber
The question now needs to be asked why Richard Benyon was unable to comment on the specifics of the case of Broxhead Common?
Defra most certainly know the answers and appear to be refusing to enlighten him?
I am sorry we have had to work so hard on this. It really should not have to be this way especially with the policies of accountability, transparency and openness.
No localism because we can't get past the local councils who will have their own way whatever, and there is no justice for the ordinary man.
Top down governance also where a blind eye can be expected for local maladministration
All talk and no do in politics. Nothing changes, for the better anyway, however hard we try!
Damian Hinds, MP for East Hampshire writes to Maureen Comber
"I am very sorry but I really do not think there is anything more I can do in this matter."
Says Damian Hinds MP
I am sorry for your disappointment at the response from the Chairman of the meeting. As you say, I brought all the correspondence to the attention of the Attorney General and Dan Rogerson. Here again I am afraid you will be disappointed. You will see from the attached replies that the Attorney General's office referred it to Defra for reply and that Lord de Mauley has confirmed there is nothing he can add to the lengthy correspondence you/we have already had with Defra.
I am checking with Natural England as to whether we can expect a further response from them and will, of course, keep you informed. Otherwise, I am very sorry but I really do not think there is anything more I can do in this matter.
Steve Yandall writes to Maureen Comber
"If there is any hint of unlawfulness ministers become complicit if they do not investigate the issue"
Says Steve Yandall
If there is any hint of unlawfulness,Maureen,ministers become complicit if they do not investigate the issue.
They are,after all,the framers of laws and must ensure legal compliance or the two tier system we have uncovered flourishes.
We know,from the petition,that Benyon DID NOT attempt to instill legal compliance in Natural England and it seems this also applies to other departments!
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