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
Tony Barnett writes to Jo Diggens,
Customer Relations Manager, Customer Relations, Surrey County Council
"In the interest of public and animal safety against accident or worse, I now apply for copies of the public liability certificate, also copies of the application to PINS for works/approvement consent."
Says Tony Barnett
It was an objection I made Jo to the planned cycle event on common land, the complaint by Mr Milton was not for the general public or in compliance with the countryside and rights of way act, this charity operates in a selfish manner, and may not as yet have a legal access on horseback, I am still waiting confirmation from the definitive rights of way officer.
In the meantime consideration/compliance with the common lands legislation should be your priority where vehicular access which includes bikes is an issue, the safety of dog walkers to include children and most of all conservation/natural phenomena/animal/flora and fauna habitat.
I have documentation from your commons registration office to show that the only legal occupants are commoners, there are no lawful ownership or vesting into the National Trust, wildlife trust etc and as the council the vesting from the commons commissioner so as to protect lawful rights only, there is no jurisdiction to make deeds of grant/grants of easement, the council also has no authority to support the cycling event.
In the interest of public and animal safety against accident or worse, I now apply for copies of the public liability certificate, also copies of the application to PINS for works/approvement consent.
The police have the 1988 road traffic act to enforce, any member of the public may insist on them implementing that act, the 2000 crow act is for this council to abide by, please take note this prohibits any vehicular access to common land excepting where mobility/invalid carriages that comply with the 1970 s 20c,C44 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