Says Naomi Smith
It 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
Wiggle Cycle Race
" The only common lands subject to air,exercise and recreation are registered as Metropolitan, Urban or Borough commons, Leith Hill is regulated common land and the authority make bye-laws to enforce the choice of activities. "
Says Tony Barnett
Leith Hill Common is one of the unowned common lands (1965 s9) in Surrey, that were vested into the protection of Surrey registration authority, but the vesting give no jurisdiction to thew authority.
This natural hill common land also has registered under the public rights of way act, ancient routes of access, bridle-paths and public rights of way which are included on the definitive plan or map and held in the offices of the commons registration officer Helen Gilbert.
No conclusive registration are recorded, all claims,if any, will be for reference purposes only, in reality to save misleading information being given out, these useless registrations should not be recorded.
The common land Leith Hill, is a rural common, registered in accordance with commons commissioners findings ( with out any owner-s being traced) therefore there will not be any rights to make grants of easement or deeds of grant or conveyance by the local authority and as the registration provides for the registration authorities to prevent any unlawful activities/ occupation.
For easy identification, the 2000 crow act provides information on access and use of such common land, as this common is Rural, there will not be any bye-laws, access for air and exercise apart from from commoners rights(if any) will be by horse and pedestrian, and as mentioned before such registered rights, by ancient route are bridle paths and foot paths, the 2000 CROW act prohibits access by vehicle other than invalid carriages, cycles are vehicles and as such are prohibited.
Its strange then, organisation choose to ignore this law and are willing to create nuisance to lawful users, even pushing the boundaries on unlawful access as is provided for in the road traffic acts 1988 s 34.
Martin Barden of UKcyclingesevents, is just one of offenders, he has been informed of the legislation on common land legislation/law and is now intent on accessing leith hill common and inviting others to join him in a cycle event over this common land.
Common Land is a property not capable of insurance/public liability, whether demesne lands or not, the commons are free from enclosure, encroachment or of approving, this information is also to be found in the 2000 CROW ACT aswellas common land legislation documents.
Common lands are accessed by ones own choice, no compensation can be claimed for accident etc, however, accidents caused by unlawful damage caused by any unlawful act, unlawful access, or by unlawfully erected impediments, then the offenders are liable.
The only common lands subject to air,exercise and recreation are registered as Metropolitan, Urban or Borough commons, this though is regulated common land and the authority make bye-laws to enforce the choice of activities.
Lets hope that Martin Barden puts his brain in gear before making any decisions, that will also include his agenda to "compromise "with Mr Loates-Taylor, neither have Locus stan-di
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