Says Adrienne Yentis
A friend of mine recently was riding on the heath
and she came across a group of cattle strung out across the bridlepath with no way through – the only way off was to turn round. Fortunately her horse
remained calm throughout. But you can imagine how a nervous horse might react ........... read more
The National Trust and Headley Heath Common, Surrey
Tony Barnett has been looking in the archives
"Evidence from the registering authorities show that the National Trust do not own this heath land."
Says Tony Barnett
Evidence from the registering authorities show that the National Trust do not own this heath land.
Applications were made by the trust to register the land as owners, the ownership section states that the claim is disputed and therefore no conclusive ownership can be registered.
The trust state that the common heath-land was given to them in 1946 by a Mr.& Mrs Crookenden, yet no documentation to show this can be disclosed, my contention is that the land is not freehold or was even vested in the Crookendens, even if vested there is no information of the Grantor.
I have made contact with Mary Webb of the national trust to disclose information from the archives to prove the claim made by them to ownership and the rights to enclose the common land, copies of application to PINS, and anything else significant to rights to enclose common land which is not subject to the procedures as laid down in the national trust legislation prohibiting enclosure, this request has not yet been complied with, my suggestion thereforewas for the trust to remove all of the developments and signage
This common heath-land was brought to the attention of Horseytalk requesting help, however, attempts at making contact with the informant has gone unanswered, if there is someone that is willing to work with me on this matter I can be contacted through Horseytalk.net, it costs nothing, as it stands at the moment the works are unlawful, there will be no insurance/public liability cover, and under legislation can be removed lawfully.
Tony Barnett writes to Chairman of The National Trust, Simon Jenkins
'You are wrong in not having investigated my claims that the trust are committing criminal activities by claiming ownership of common lands, applying for funding to carry out developments and misleading members and the general public, this can also be identified as "mortgage fraud'
Says Tony Barnet
Simon, you are wrong in not having investigated my claims that the trust are committing criminal activities by claiming ownership of common lands, applying for funding to carry out developments and misleading members and the general public, this can also be identified as "mortgage fraud" as identified by conveyance solicitor Paul Osborne at Roythorne & Co, using property as collateral, in this instance membership fees and funding from Quango's, may I ask is the status symbol as chairman of the trust more important to you than the rights of the general public/your readers, be interesting to see where you stand.
I am in the open, where are you?
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