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
Maureen Comber writes to Dan Perry, Case Reference Number FS50531575 Hampshire County Council
"This gate is an unauthorised obstruction on the Bridleway and has been a problem for years, so why do Hampshire County Council not instruct for its removal? "
Says Maureen Comber
Live in hope, die in despair they say and indeed that is the case with the obstructing bridleway gates on Broxhead Common.
An attempt may have been made to free up the gate. This gate is an unauthorised obstruction on the Bridleway and has been a problem for years, so why do Hampshire County Council not instruct for its removal?
Could it be that the landowner has the better of them?
Charley did inform them as I am not able to at the present because of my ASBO, which you are investigating. She had an email to say it had been freed up but of course one nights rain and the sand runs over the bottom of the gate. A never ending circle!!
I actually lodged a claim in 2009 to have all four of the gates on bridleways on Broxhead Common removed, because they are all outside of the curtilege of the fields, which includes the illegally fenced 80 acres; but the matter remains at the bottom of the in-tray; despite the fact that it is a statutory duty for a claim to be investigated within twelve months of being lodged. (Claim No. 1034).
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