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COVID 19 Council responses to those with Intrusive PROW

COVID 19 Council responses to those with Intrusive PROW

From Norfolk County Council and many other“Thank you for contacting us.We are currently following the governments guidelines and therefore have no plans to close off roads or footpaths at this moment in time. However the police have been given the power to disperse groups, so if you see this in the future, please contact 101 to report it.If we can help further, please get in touch.” Well yes you can actually. How about showing concern, lobbying government to provide advice…

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In the present world pandemic there are NO government directives to protect individual home owners who are burdened with a Public Right of Way through their gardens. It is unacceptable to place all responsibility for public and personal safety on the home owner. The government MUST act now.

In the present world pandemic there are NO government directives to protect individual home owners who are burdened with a Public Right of Way through their gardens. It is unacceptable to place all responsibility for public and personal safety on the home owner. The government MUST act now.

For Patrick ❤️

For Patrick ❤️

I saw the article ‘If supermarkets can stay open so can churches’. I sent it to our Vicar who hopes, as I do, that the hierarchy of the Church will soon see sense. Meanwhile he’s got a bottle of gin and I’m tidying out cupboards. I equated the article with Public Rights of Way in that common sense is a little lacking in both. Ie; I can walk on a narrow PROW, touch any manner of gates and tread though…

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Ramblers must be unaware of the misery that many of their ill researched ‘lost’ Footpath Claims cause to ‘Ordinary’ Homeowners.

Ramblers must be unaware of the misery that many of their ill researched ‘lost’ Footpath Claims cause to ‘Ordinary’ Homeowners.

In answer to The Ramblers Facebook Page. Unfortunately you choose to either ignore the misery you are causing to any home owners affected by some of your claims or you are unaware of it. I hope it is the latter. Some claims are for routes through people’s private gardens even living rooms! The claim itself remains unresolved for years, can be found ‘eventually’ to be false or incorrect but meanwhile has devalued a property and caused misery to an ordinary…

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Government closes public places but man is told he must reopen the Public Footpath through his garden or face Court Action!

Government closes public places but man is told he must reopen the Public Footpath through his garden or face Court Action!

This is the notice which politely asks the public to stay away from one mans Private Garden. Wales has temporarily closed ALL Public Footpaths. The police have powers to enforce government guidelines. Some Councils have issued temporary closure notices. One Parish Council puts up its own notice. Yet the victim of a Public Footpath through his own private garden is threatened with prosecution if he does not remove HIS notice. Where are Private Human Rights?Where is the right for a…

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Wales closes Public Footpaths England does not! WHY?

Wales closes Public Footpaths England does not! WHY?

Explanatory Memorandum to the Health Protection (Coronavirus, Closure of Leisure Businesses, Footpaths and Access Land) (Wales) Regulations 2020 This Explanatory Memorandum has been prepared by the Welsh Government and is laid before the National Assembly for Wales in conjunction with the above subordinate legislation and in accordance with Standing Order 27.1. Minister’s Declaration In my view, this Explanatory Memorandum gives a fair and reasonable view of the expected impact of the Health Protection (Coronavirus, Closure of Leisure Businesses, Footpaths and…

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One Council publish their ‘Advice‘ to those with a PROW through their gardens. They should be ASHAMED!!!

One Council publish their ‘Advice‘ to those with a PROW through their gardens. They should be ASHAMED!!!

Advice as Follows; [“People living in close proximity to public rights of way are reminded that the public have a legal right to use a Public Right of Way, and that they should not block or obstruct paths. Some paths pass close to residential properties, and in some cases through gardens, but with sensible precautions there is no reason that this would increase the risk to householders of contracting Coronavirus. Public rights of way provide an opportunity for local people to…

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Hilarious!!!!

Hilarious!!!!

Please note that there is a FIFTEEN minute delay in getting from a non existent road to go TWO yards past my cottage! And my car in my driveway might just be a clue as to where the road ends………AT END COTTAGE ? At least my neighbour now knows the way out of his driveway! AND NOT A WORKMAN IN SIGHT!

Country Living gets it VERY BADLY WRONG !

Country Living gets it VERY BADLY WRONG !

Country Living April 2020 – “Rural Issues” “Join the fight for our Footpaths” I was saddened to read your article in Country Living because it was the most ill-informed article it has been my misfortune to read! Relying on unsupported alleged facts is grossly misleading to readers.  In the circumstances and relying on my 30 years’ investigative research experience  re alleged Public Rights of Way it would be helpful if you would take a little time to digest the following, which a…

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Coronavirus (COVID-19) and site visits, hearings and inquiries – 17 March 2020

Coronavirus (COVID-19) and site visits, hearings and inquiries – 17 March 2020

This updated guidance follows on from the Government guidance on 16 March advising on social distancing measures. In implementing this advice, we have sought to give consideration to the welfare of both our staff and customers. Hearings and inquiries scheduled for this week have been postponed and no site visits have proceeded in London. In some other circumstances, visits have also been cancelled because of high risk. From now on we are taking the following approaches to casework determined by…

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