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
Tony Barnett requests face-to-face meeting with Eric Pickles
MP, Secretary of State, Department for Communities and Local Government
"We would like to have a meeting with you as the Minister to put an end to the misuse of public money and the loss of our open access common lands and ancient rights of way."
Says Tony Barnett
I am writing to you today to ask if I and my two colleagues may speak with you over matters of great concern and which of you yourself feel passionate about, like QUANGO’s, EU and local authorities.
On the 25th September, a letter was delivered by hand to No 10, since then a response from No 10 has been received by me as the organiser of the petition to say that the letter Has been re-directed to your office.
I have been involved in access to commons in your area, and still am, this is where applications to pins for consent to enclose common lands and rights of lawful access, by installation cattle grids and gates have been made and funding from Natural England has been granted.
The applicants represent themselves as owner or with the consent of owners, this is false representation, yet consent is given and then EU funding is applied for and gained, as a Minister you will be fully armed with the knowledge that the consent is only provisional, and will not, cannot take effect until the “supplementary” has been complied with, this attention to detail is never complied with by the applicants, yet is funded by EU money by Natural England.
The commons in question were registered as section 9’s for the 1965CRA and since 2006 are now section 45 commons. The letter to No 10 will give more info, but we would like to have a meeting with you as the Minister to discuss this further and to put an end to the misuse of public money and the loss of our open access common lands and ancient rights of way.
All concerned with this letter have approached our own MP’s, without success in gaining justice. I have read your blog on applying for HLF, may I take this opportunity to inform you that this facility is being abused by HLF itself, in the past 6 month the RSPB have been awarded a substantial amount to carryout works on “Hazley Heath Common”, allegedly by owners consent.
We, the public have been reminded that HLF and Landfill funding is for good causes and not for QUANGO’s and other personal agenda’s. The venue for the meeting will be yours to choose.
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