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ANN’S MYROW DIARY W/C 21st JULY

ANN’S MYROW DIARY W/C 21st JULY

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…

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ANN’S MYROW DIARY W/C 14th July

ANN’S MYROW DIARY W/C 14th July

Monday 15th NCC told my adviser that the Pockthorpe inquiry would be taking place within the next eleven months and to let them know if there were any dates that he couldn’t make! They haven’t even notified us! So I suppose we are expected to keep our lives ‘on hold’ indefinitely. After five years…..what’s another one anyway! Tuesday 16th Pockthorpe Lane is finally ‘on the agenda’ of the Parish Council. As ‘the horse has already bolted’ I will not be…

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ANN’S MYROW DIARY W/C 7th July

ANN’S MYROW DIARY W/C 7th July

Monday 8th I have an issue with highway verges at the moment and decide to ask a few questions. Mainly,”why hasn’t my previous enquiry of one year ago, been dealt with? Email from the highway engineer, they muddled two different enquiries! Highway engineer sends me a few maps but still doesn’t answer the question. Tuesday 9th I get a couple of emails from customer services who seem to be passing them forwards and backwards to different people, eventually ending back…

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ANN’S MYROW DIARY W/C 30th June

ANN’S MYROW DIARY W/C 30th June

Monday 1st Sometimes Monday’s are depressing! I am retired and a pensioner and like others in my position feel isolated, helpless and unheard. I am up against County Councils and campaigning, organised, well funded organisations, who have access to great media coverage for their ‘cause’ and  more worryingly appear able to manipulate law and truth to their advantage. What chance do I and others like me have of our voices being even heard let alone our own human rights even…

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ANN’S MYROW DIARY W/C 23rd June

ANN’S MYROW DIARY W/C 23rd June

Monday 24th An interesting exchange of ideas about the definition of ‘street’. “The normal term in OE for a paved way or Roman road, later extended to other roads, urban streets, and in SE dialects to a street of dwellings, a straggling village or hamlet” [Cambridge Dictionary of English Place-Names]. Originally of Roman roads (Watling Street, Icknield Street). “In the Middle Ages, a road or way was merely a direction in which people rode or went, the name street being reserved for the made road” [Weekley]….

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ANN’S MYROW DIARY W/C 16th June

ANN’S MYROW DIARY W/C 16th June

Sunday 16th News of another case lost. A process which takes an indefinite number of years and ruins lives and livelihoods. It will be appealed and fought of course but one has to ask at what cost and I am not referring to money! Monday 17th Comment from a colleague “ ……… without a bottomless pit of cash it’s hard to win.” Tuesday 18th Deafened by the sound of silence from Norfolk County Council. Wednesday 19th There is now not one…

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ANN’S MYROW DIARY W/C 2nd June

ANN’S MYROW DIARY W/C 2nd June

Monday 2nd Well I certainly have some interesting reading this week! All the ‘evidence’ on which the council intend to base their claim of a Byway Open to All Traffic through my garden. Tuesday 3rd A lot of photocopying! Five A4 files of it to be exact! Wednesday 4th There appears to be only one ‘sticking point’ with whether or not the council should quash their own order for a BOAT through my garden. WAS POCKTHORPE LANE ON THE LIST…

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ANN’S MYROW DIARY W/C 26th MAY

ANN’S MYROW DIARY W/C 26th MAY

Sunday 26th Trying to understand just why NCC are still getting it wrong. To explain. They cannot make an order if a route is…… 1.NOT on the definitive map AND 2. NOT on the List of Streets in 2006. I say that applies to my route. They say it doesn’t. Think of my Lane as part one and part two. Part one, the Lane, ends at End Cottage. Part two is the non existing ( and has never existed) part…

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Post Script to Ann’s Diary wk/c 19th May

Post Script to Ann’s Diary wk/c 19th May

Excerpts from County Council emails. They speak for themselves!!! Subject:RE: Claimed highway Thank you for your email. I fear we may have reached an impasse and it is likely now that this matter will be tested through the courts. I understand that legal and other advisors have been appointed to act by some of the parties. It would therefore be inappropriate for me to deal with this matter through our corporate complaints process. My colleague James has conduct of the…

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ANN’S MYROW DIARY W/C 19th MAY

ANN’S MYROW DIARY W/C 19th MAY

Sunday 19th Well, as the Little Ditty might suggest, everyone seems to be living at the ‘whim’ of County Councils. It is thought provoking that those ‘claiming’ that they have a right over private property are the ones vested with the power to take just as long as they like to actually claim that right, even when the evidence suggests that the right has never existed in the first place. It is a sobering thought that the paraphernalia associated with…

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