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Tony Barnett continues his campaign against fraud involving charities. He writes to Alice Sharman, Civil Society

"The common land does not resemble a common, it is now a dust bowl as all of the surface has been ploughed, trees,shrubs grasses and natural wildlife has gone"

Says Tony Barnett

Says Tony Barnett My report-s to you for consideration involves such charities as the National Trust, RSPB,Butterfly conservation, the wildlife trusts in each county in England, plus the save this and that all of which claim to be conservationist, protectors of SSSI.

As this is my first approach to the Civil Society, I wish to deal with Julie Williams, and "ranger Stephen Lewis" of butterfly conservation although many more can be reported for false representation (2006 fraud act)

Freehold common land eg waste lands of demesne land of a Lord of the Manor or any other that could be disposed of in fee simple, were recorded under the 1189 act "Quo Warranto", later to be cited under the 1925 law of property act for conveyance, after the act 1289 Quia Emptories no new manors could be created.

Waste lands, capable of rites of common were registered as common land in 1965 and vested into the protection of the local authority under section 9 of that act as lands where no owners could be traced, records of such registrations are held at local authority level for public inspection which also include rights of common, rites by ancient access, would be entered onto the definitive plan and statement and held by the local authority for inspection by the public.

All registrations involving common land in 1965, commoners rites etc would have been entered onto a register to comply with section 4 of the act and also section 3-2 was also provided for, so no excuse for not complying could be made, this then made any application for works as owner could not be made, other applications by any commoner would be in order.

Whitchurch Heath Common CL21 was registered in accordance with the commons commissioners ruling, so this common land went from lands capable of rites of common to registered common land, all ancient rites of access and to the product was included in the registration and as the common land is a conservation area as all common land are created through natural phenomena, wild life and habitat are protected, of course natural use by the public and grazing by commoners livestock are not regarded as criminal damage meaning SSSI has no place.

Whitchurch Heath Common CL21 has a burden to its natural existence in the name of an also known as AKA, Prees Heath, however, that identity was not and cannot be registered as common land, it is only an AKA, in 2002 to try and prevent further abuse, and to hopefully prevent the common being used as collateral, common heritage 2001 applied to claim the entire of prees heath, this application was accepted and registered my me as the chairman of that organisation, however, the org has no jurisdiction on the land, but does "own the AKA"

Various attempts by butterfly conservation to purchase the common has failed, and all attempts have been defeated in court by me, but the 2006 commons registration act has been the undoing of common land survival, the post of commissioner was extinguished and PINS put in place, the later has no conveyance qualification and therefore is not able to adjudicate, so no documents are included with application, PINS though include a supplementary with each provisional consent which states that providing the works are not in breach of any enactment or bye-law they will be lawful.

Rural common land subject to section 9 of the 1965 act is not subject to bye-laws, the first breach of enactments is the application False Representation (2006 fraud act, using the land as collateral not being an owner in possession amounts to Mortgage Fraud).

Representations to the Charity Commission fell on deaf ears, as the funding came from landfill subsidiaries, applied for on behalf of Butterfly conservation was Matt Young of Grantscape, all efforts to prevent this was ignored, so I turned to Entrust, the procedure is that the project must within a 10 mile radius of a landfill site and the land had to be owned by the applicant or with written consent from the land owner, neither met the criteria, £571,000 was gained from landfill subsidiaries through false representation and further monies and consents have been gained, but all on prees heath, which is used to steal CL21.

The common land does not resemble a common, it is now a dust bowl as all of the surface has been ploughed,trees,shrubs grasses and natural wildlife has gone, money is still being applied for under false representation but the charity commission will not investigate.

Shropshire Wildlife Trust and Natural England are in collusion and make profit from this land, there are masses of other situation like this up and down the country taking advantage of the funding system, RSPB gained £900.000 from HLF for works on Hazeley Heath Common yet this funding is meant for good causes not personal agendas, access by ancient route are impeded by gates and fencing paid for from funding gained by false representation, fraudulent registration applications made to Land registry even though no evidence of legal possession can be disclosed.

Frensham common, here the National Trust claimed ownership of the common and two ponds the only legal occupation is to the burial mounds yet make a fortune out of false representation, there is pages I could write on just about every charity in the country, but it is only fair I don't make further comment until you have digested this first approach.

Alice Sharman

Reporter, Civil Society Media Ltd from October 2013

Alice joined Civil Society Media in October 2013 after completing an MA in journalism at Kingston University.

She undertook her undergraduate degree at the University of Leicester in English literature and sociology.

She was on the executive team for the university's Raising and Giving society which involved organising and running fundraising events.

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Says Linda Wright

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