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ANN’S MYROW DIARY W/C 27th September 2021

ANN’S MYROW DIARY W/C 27th September 2021

I can hardly believe that over a year has passed since I wrote this diary. To summarise, covid knocked any chance of my inquiry going ahead in the past year and another has been arranged for February 2022. Don’t imagine that, in the world of Public Rights of Way, you ever just forget about it for a while and take up where you left off a year later! I guess that what the ‘claimers’ do. Just pop in an application…

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The Trend for Virtual Inquiries

The Trend for Virtual Inquiries

During Covid restrictions, PINS sort solutions for for ways to continue reducing their avalanche of Public Rights of Way Inquiries, caused by the rush of Modification Orders to claim historic Footpaths, Restricted Byways, Bridleways and Byway Open to All Traffic before the cut off date of 2026. Recently, a ‘blended’ inquiry was held in Somerset. In terms of IT and facilities it was a disaster. The Inspector for PINS asked that complaints and feedback were sent to PINS. This was…

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Edgmond Parish Council lead the Way! Let’s pray that others follow!

Edgmond Parish Council lead the Way! Let’s pray that others follow!

Rights of Way in Edgmond Edgmond Parish has over 14 miles of public Rights of Way that provide a valuable means of access into the local rural environment.  Edgmond Footpath Group This Group emerged out of the Environment Open Day that was held in the Village Hall in 2009. The Group has jointly walked all the Rights of Way in the parish and reported back to the Rights of Way Officer at Telford & Wrekin Council using a standardised format….

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Lord Benyon replies to my letter. “Public rights of way should not go through gardens”

Lord Benyon replies to my letter. “Public rights of way should not go through gardens”

The reply from Lord Benyon Thank you for your letter of 17 May about public rights of way reforms.We have been working on a package of reforms to the processes for recording, diverting and extinguishing public rights of way, which includes the ability for landowners to apply formally to a local authority for a public path order to extinguish or divert a footpath or bridleway. Under provisions known as the ‘Right to Apply’, landowners will be able to make formal…

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‘Ordinary’ ramblers ‘Hoodwinked’

‘Ordinary’ ramblers ‘Hoodwinked’

So called 49,000 ‘missing’ paths include miles of paths now in Stanford Battle area, paths through schools and housing estates and tracks over farms or land which have always been private not ‘Public.’To say that they have been ‘lost’ and the general public deprived of their ‘rights’ is gross untruth and vexatious propaganda.  I believe that the ground root ‘ramblers’ are largely unaware of the harm this is causing to a small but significant amount of ordinary homeowners and farmers…

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Call for Organised Trespass includes our gardens and maybe yours too!

Call for Organised Trespass includes our gardens and maybe yours too!

A mass trespass campaign has been started by Nick Hayes, and Guy Shrubsole. They advocate that people replace ALL private and keep out signs with ‘You are Welcome’ ones. This may superficially seem a laudable request. The downtrodden ‘public’ rising up against the greedy landowner. Claiming back ‘their rights’ to the countryside. BUT…….. Do you consider that your small garden is countryside? Are YOU the greedy large landowner of a huge estate? Do YOU think that ALL groups are entitled…

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Our deep concerns about parts of the PROW system which affect our lives are merely “A Fly in the Ointment” according to an OSS campaigner………..

Our deep concerns about parts of the PROW system which affect our lives are merely “A Fly in the Ointment” according to an OSS campaigner………..

Kate Ashbrook, general secretary of the Open Spaces Society, vice-president and chair of the Ramblers expresses her own views in her personal blog. This was written in 2013, eight years ago and the same year as a claim was registered through my own garden. At that time, of course I knew nothing at all about PROW and how spurious claims could affect your life for an indefinite number of years. The comment is still there and I doubt Ms Ashbrook has changed…

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ANN’S MYROW DIARY W/C 15th March 2021

ANN’S MYROW DIARY W/C 15th March 2021

We have just moved into our lovely new house and so far everyone else’s ‘world’ in the village hasn’t collapsed, suffered a ‘dire accident waiting to happen, been flooded because we are using more water or had foundations of their houses irreparably damaged by numerous building work lorries. Just think, if it wasn’t for the BOAT modification order we wouldn’t have built a house and villagers would still have enjoyed a permissive footpath over the last eight years. Well, it’s…

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Campaign to claim strategic PROW is beginning to raise awareness of Ramblers ‘lost ways’ threat to ordinary house owners.

Campaign to claim strategic PROW is beginning to raise awareness of Ramblers ‘lost ways’ threat to ordinary house owners.

The woman claiming a right of way on Sarah Beeny’s Somerset property The claim is currently pending an investigation by the council A woman has claimed for a public footpath on Sarah Beeny’s Somerset property in an effort to raise awareness about ‘nightmare’ claims being made on private property. The claim for a public footpath on Mrs Beeny’s former dairy farm near Bruton has been made by campaigner Ann Scott, 72, of Norfolk and will be considered by Somerset County Council….

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Walking Backwards!!!Written nine years ago and the ‘system’ for dealing with PROW is WORSE Not better!

Walking Backwards!!!Written nine years ago and the ‘system’ for dealing with PROW is WORSE Not better!

This was common sense NINE YEARS AGO and STILL IS. THE CLA’S COMMON SENSE APPROACH TO ACCESS IN THE COUNTRYSIDE 2012 Why is the GOVERNMENT STILL IGNORING A MASSIVELY GROWING PROBLEM? https://www.cla.org.uk/sites/default/files/PDF%20Documents/Access15060212.pdf