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Says Naomi Smith

Says Naomi SmithIt is all too possible to round a corner on horseback and come upon a group of cattle with no prior warning -this WILL result in a horse being badly spooked at best, bolting at worst -it is only a matter of time ........... read more

Frensham Common, Surrey

Tony Barnett writes to Alan Stones, National Trust

"The National Trust are to be investigated by the Secretary General of the National Trust, Dame Helen Ghosh."

Says Tony Barnett

Says Tony BarnettOver the last 14 months I have tried to engage your colleague Ian Gray to examine the claims of ownership of Frensham Ponds by the National Trust and claims also of ownership by Waverley Borough Council of the common land and ponds.

Through research and general knowledge neither have any locus stan-di, but have gained compliance to demands for payment to use the ponds by Fate Accompli.

Recently, a statutory declaration from the solicitor at Waverley reads that the council does not own the land or ponds was sent to my address stating as much, contrary to the application sent to PINS for consent to carry out works on the common land and ponds as owners by Jane Bowden with the knowledge of the CEO Kelvin Mills and solicitor Daniel Bainbridge and supported by Tim Butler solicitor at the national Trust.

Your colleague Ian Gray has been given this information, which, as an officer with the council, and the secretary of Frensham angling club should have investigated the information given, he would have had the information that the common and ponds are subject to commoners rights, the 2000 crow act and the registration of 1965 act, all of that is at the council offices.

Because of his total ignorance, he and his angling friends are "poaching", angling society are also exacting payment from members to fish the ponds and as the sailing and yachting clubs are doing to members, similar as the council and National Trust are doing to the anglers and the sailing clubs, False Representation comes to mind, catered for under the 2006 fraud act.

For the National Trust and council and the clubs to offer the facilities, because the lease are unlawful, there will be no public liability, even if claims are made all that there is insurance, because once the insurers realise that this is common land, no compensation will be made as the events are unlawful, and that common lands are un-insurable.

Ian Gray is of double standards, he has the responsibility to the public and colleagues, Frensham common and ponds was not/is not of demesne lands of any Lordships estate, where proof of ownership would show pre-registration to pre-date 1189, but is Manorial Waste of the area (the manor = where I live).

The National Trust are to be investigated by the Secretary General of the National Trust, Dame Helen Ghosh.

Information from Richard Cane, Frensham Angling Society is that payment made, so as to fish the ponds on Frensham is £7,150.

Says Linda Wright

Says Linda WrightWe 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

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