Monday 21st My thoughts today were on anonymity. It occurred to me that very often the names of ‘claimers’ of private property are withheld whereas the victims of the claim( householder/landowner are published anywhere and everywhere for public scrutiny. Vicious comments or unpleasant confrontations at the site of a ‘perceived’ but not proven right of way have to be suffered for any number of years. In the line of ‘bear baiting’ I have discovered.
Tuesday 22nd “Bureaucrats are eating away at democracy” says Matt Ridley of the Telegraph
Wednesday23rd I hear that the infamous Peppard case is still ‘festering’ away. After 50 years this path was proved not to be public. There is now a claim of it being a bridleway. Despite legal advice, SCC officers simply refuse to admit / agree that the Application is now “invalid”…..given there is NO FP L.12/33 which “ought to be” a Public Bridleway. Therefore they refuse to return the Application to the Applicant – i.e.South Somerset Bridleways Association.
At the weekend I visit the local heritage display. Very revealing that absolutely no evidence suggests that there was ever a road from Thompson to Sparrow Hill.