"I WISH TO ASK YOU TO DISCONTINUE WITH THE APPLICATION, AND TO LEAVE THE COMMON LAND AS NATURE INTENDED."
Tony Barnett writes to Sarah McWilliam,
Countryside Ranger for Eastern Sites, West Berkshire Council
"THE WORKS WILL BE UNLAWFUL, AS IS WITH ALL ATTEMPTS AT ENCLOSING COMMONS BY COUNCILS OR OTHERS END UP IN COURT, I WISH TO ASK YOU TO DISCONTINUE WITH THE APPLICATION, AND TO LEAVE THE COMMON LAND AS NATURE INTENDED.
"AT THE MOMENT I HAVE NATURAL ENGLAND AND BUTTERFLY CONSERVATION, THE LOCAL COUNCIL, HMRC AND FUNDERS "GRANSCAPE" IN CROWN COURT TO ANSWER TO CHARGES OF COLLUSION, CRIMINAL DAMAGE AND OTHER OFFENCES.
"PLEASE TRY TO WORK WITH THE PEOPLE OF BERKSHIRE, THEY WILL WORK WITH YOU."
Who owns the Commons ?
Says Tony Barnett
"I HAVE HAD A PHONE CALL FROM A MEMBER OF WCA SAYING THAT ALL COMMONS ARE OWNED.
"THIS IS JUST HEARSAY.
"MY COMMENTS ARE LAWFUL AND CORRECT, PEOPLE THAT BELIEVE THE OPPOSITE TO MY EMAIL HAVE BEEN LET DOWN BY MISGUIDED RHETORIC, THIS IS WHY MY ORGANISATION AND THAT OF OTHERS FIND THEMSELVES IN COURT BATTLES AND HARASSMENT FROM LA'S AND THE POLICE DUE TO VEXATIOUS CLAIMS."
Says Steve Yandall
"The implications of LA's 'relieving' the public of ownership go beyond the immediately obvious consequences.
"The Aarhus Convention requires signatories to adopt environmentally democratic means in achieving environmental change.The clearly unlawful assault on public ownership by LA's clearly compromises UK law but also makes the European Aarhus statute compliance unlawful as LA's have imposed not consulted!"