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A Sign of our Times

Please may I ask that it is either removed or moved to a more suitable location where it is not so close to a bridleway. What's more it's unlawful.

Says Maureen Comber

This sign has just appeared on Broxhead Common very close to BW54 near to the gates of the Forestry Commission. I would like to ask what purpose it serves other than to spook the horses who will be unfamiliar with it? Not only is it very close to the bridleway which can be seen in the background, the sign can only be seen from one direction and is in the middle rather than at the beginning of a path.

I am sure that Headley Parish Council would not have asked for such a sign as we are trying to get rid of signage in the countryside, not have more of it.

In any case I thought HCC were trying to save money.

Please may I ask whether such a sign has been requested by the community and if not why has it been placed in such an unsuitable location and by whose authority? This seems contrary to The Big Society where the aim is for Councils to do things for the community rather than to them.

There are several unauthorised gates which cause a problem to horse riders which I have long requested be removed and yet no action is taken.

Please may I ask that it is either removed altogether, or if we must have more signage, it is moved to a more suitable location where it is not so close to a bridleway.

By the way horse riders do have a right of 'air and exercise' on Broxhead Common under the terms of the lease of the land to HCC. This was decided by Inspector Mark Yates NATROW/Q1770/529A/05/64. 2007. Therefore the reference that horses must keep to the bridleways is seeking to prevent or impede access under the 1949 WCA, and is therefore unlawful.

Do you know any other dangerous or unlawful bridleway signs ?

Please send them to us


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