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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

Tony Barnett writes to Alice Sharman, Civil Society

"Remove all unlawful occupants from public open access not subject to freehold status and prosecute."

Says Tony Barnett

Says Tony Barnett Not much response from your end, but loads from those of us that are met with unlawful impediments on open access lands that are also areas for air and exercise such as playing fields and as some registered common lands are subject to the 1876 metropolitan act and the 1899 commons act which are both subject to section 193 of the 1925 law of property act which applies to all commons situated wholly or partly within a former borough or urban district, section 193 also applies to common lands within the demesne lands of an estate.

I draw your attention to areas, described by yourselves as parks and playing fields which common lands are of, and should also be protected from sale especially those that do not conform to the 1925 law of property act as freehold lands but do comply with the 1965 commons registration act section 9 (now 45 2006 commons act) and section 193 of the 1925 act guaranteed access to all common lands with respect to some regulations by owners of Rural common lands regarding access points.

Last week, WWWParliament stated provide stronger protection for charities in England & Wales from individuals who are unfit to be charity trustees, well then Sir David Attenborough Butterfly conservation and the board of that parasitic organisation.

National trust, well the Prince of Wales is the president and a journalist Simon Jenkins is another, both charities have made applications for works and funding under false representation and have seriously impeded lawful access from all points of view, those actions are represented under the 2006 fraud act.

The RSPB, the various wildlife trust are up to the same criminal acts, so how about investigating those, the comments go on to say "equip the charity commission with new strengthened powers too tackle abuse of charity more effectively and efficiently, those words are to big for them to get their heads round.

Charity Commission Ms Russell stated that if you are in compliance you are not always welcome because charities do not make you feel welcome and can become hostile,, when the commission has the powers to initiate prosecution why have they not?, so what is going to galvanize these same incompetent officers to act on the new "Strengthened" powers.

I thought charities were not businesses, profit making quangos, so how will they be able to invest? it is also stated that they will deal with certain problems relating to fundraising.

Let us from Horseytalk explain how, common land is on national importance for natural habitat, Natural Phenomena is the cause of such lands most of which have no recorded owner, yet charities with the help of the council,police,solicitors and courts, make such applications to PINS for consent to carry out works and then to natural England for HLS, HLF lottery funding and Landfill, none of the applications and claims are scrutinized councils have the 1965 CRA at hand to show rites and other registrations, charities also know of these documents, so do the commission, how many more bloody acts do you need then?

While people in offices scratch their backsides, members of the public are being prosecuted, being denied rites to ancient rights of way, and parasites are taking away funding required by the needy, the statement by Paula Sussex, "we cannot give charities the benefit of doubt" is about the only worthwhile comment in her vocabulary.

Conclusion, remove all unlawful occupants from public open access not subject to freehold status and prosecute.

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

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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