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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

Meon Valley Trail

"Someone wants to lead the campaign down the wrong path by making pathetic, political correct excuses "

Meon Valley Trail

Says Tony Barnett

Says Tony BarnettWe have as a quango the political correct office, this is used as a pathetic tool by many that cannot put together reasons of a sensible reason/accurate statement for a member of the public or body to be prosecuted or sent into exile or ousted for pathetic personal agendas.

Martin Montague and wife Kathryn are the admin of the Meon Valley group, my reasons for becoming part of their group was by invitation to give guidance on rights of access to an ancient right of way, to contact HCC and the National Parks in their area over unlawful works of resurfacing this public lawful access.

Claims by Jo Smith a member of the group holds misleading information claiming the access is owned by HCC by disclosing a copy map of the ordnance survey and maintains it is the definitive map of the area of concern, it is not, it is just a copy ordnance survey and is not definitive, there is no statement to accompany the map.

People that read Horseytalk and those that I have been involved with because lawful rights of access to open countryside have or are in the process of lawful ancient rights of access being stolen by local authorities have contacted the web for help, of course within the group there will be those that rely on hearsay, or their own interpretaion.

Meon Valley is an ancient public right of way, it is not freehold land as would be demesne land of an estate, therefore it was not registered under the lands registration acts 1925 law of property act - 1936, the claim that a purchase was effected is not possible, deeds of grant,grants of easement, if made, are unlawful, so the claim that the land is or has been dedicated by the council as a bridle path would not meet with a lawful act.

However it seems that a fate accompli has succeded and the area is being covered with imported materials, the works are a joint exercise and the effect of the works means that the access has been adopted by both parties and in law are responsible for compensation, the council state that they will not be held responsible but they are, there will not be any public liability because it is not property as is described under the 1925 LPW act, some members of the public have already stated that it is not fit for purpose and some that they will not use the access, this then means that the council have imposed a stopping up/blocking off measures without ministerial approval, it is an open access lane etc.

The struggle to have the access returned back to the state BR left it after de-requisiton, by using hearsay and misleading council maps and inapropriate documents and because someone wants to lead the campaign down the wrong path by making pathetic, political correct excuses to gain the one with the knowledge of this law removed.

Because I blocked off a person that was getting personal, was not acceptable, my rights? a lot of investigation and strong support from Horseytalk was given, but because of forthright statements and political correct sayings, one is no longer suitable, they have a lot to learn.

Comments Maureen Comber

"Why on earth the Meon Valley horse riders appear so happy to share their local bridleways with cyclists beats me."

Says Maureen Comber

Says Maureen ComberWhy on earth the Meon Valley horse riders appear so happy to share their local bridleways with cyclists, knowing how careless they can be, beats me.

Are they so brainwashed by political correctness that they cannot be seen to stick up for the rights of horse riders alone?

Is there concern that they will be accused of selfishness or any of the other political sound bites used to ensure the politicians get their way and steal the slender resources available to the few who still prefer the affinity with equines to pressing the metal ? What with the numerous commons being fenced and the 60 mph speed limit on the single track carriageway rural roads, is there nowhere that horse riders can enjoy in relative peace and security. Not all horses are bomb or cycle proof.

We need the few bridleways there are and sec.30 CA 1968 needs to be enforced or repealed.

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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