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 Information Commissioner's Office [Ref. ENQ0517847]
Tony Barnett writes to the Information Commissioner
"I have/did comply with ICO/Shropshire CC procedure yet get the same response, pitiful silence from the ones with a remit to serve the public "
Says Tony Barnett
Why must ICO/FOI be difficult? the date of my application is indicated electronically (of which there have been many to Shropshire council for "access" to the commons register), try to send me in other directions?
Quite clearly my complaint to you regarding the councils refusal to disclose documents, you claim are beyond your scope, yet they are required by law, to be available on request by any member of the public.
This is why I contacted the government department(you) to become involved.
For disclosure, I have requested" Common owners register and the 1965 commons registration register for Whitchurch Heath Common CL21"
Prees Heath has no lawful documents held by Shropshire CC, or the land registry or Butterfly Conservation or GJF Berkeley, however, there are Commoners rights registered with Shropshire CC on Whitchurch Heath Common CL 21" I have copies of those!
I have/did comply with ICO/Shropshire CC procedure yet get the same response, pity full silence from the ones with a remit to serve the public
Says Steve Yandall
This should also fall under the remit of Eric Pickles who, as you know, is becoming more and more frustrated at local government officers/offices making legal 'interpretations' of clear and unequivical legal instructions!
Says Craig Weatherhill
Much like Natural 'England' calling our complaint of them placing a cattle grid across the full width of a public bridleway a "local interpretation" of the Highways Act!
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