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
Yateley Common, Hampshire
"The public have rights to remove impediments whether through natural growth or unlawful developments"
Says Tony Barnett
"There is public concern over the accessability to Yateley Common because of over growth of flora and fauna impeding access."
It is well established that the public have rights to remove impediments whether through natural growth or unlawful developments.
For this reason it will be lawful and right to cut back the overgrowth that is preventing access to this common land, whereas to create new access points will be in breach the 2006 rights of way act, which in any case is unecessary.
Perhaps councillor Keith Chapman and countryside officer Sarah Manchester will get together with Sarah Palmer and other interested parties to achieve this end?
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