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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

Maureen Comber continues fight to remove fencing on
Broxhead Common

Maureen ComberMaureen Comber has made an application to Hampshire County Council, to correct mistakes made by them at the time of the Commons Registration Act 1965. The aim is to restore to the register of common land, the 80 acres of Broxhead Common enclosed by an unlawful fence as long ago as 1963.

This area was mistakenly excluded from the register by HCC circa 1980, after an appeal by Mr Whitfield was dismissed by the Court of Appeal in 1978,

The High Court had confirmed the 1974 Final decision of the Chief Commons Commissioner in 1977.

The Court of Appeal had also affirmed the Chief Commons Commissioner's decision. Maureen has studied and spent many hours research, as well as consulting experts in the field,since 2011, when after a Public Inquiry with regard to a claim for a Bridleway to link BW54 to Cradle lane, her barrister advised her to look more closely into the strange events which appeared to surround the registration of Broxhead Common.

Maureen hopes that the public, who have been deprived of their rights of access over the land for more than 50 years, will once more regain use and enjoyment to the whole of the common. In addition the Rights of the commoners must be restored and the unlawful fences removed.

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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