Petition to extend rights of way of deadline

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  1. Bob-W

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  2. Rog Tallbloke

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  3. WilliamC

    WilliamC Thru Hiker

    @Rog Tallbloke, your post was in the "Random Post" forum which is only viewable to paying members. Bob-W isn't one so won't have been able to see it.
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  4. Rog Tallbloke

    Rog Tallbloke Thru Hiker

    The more the merrier. Just alerting newcomers to the book offer on Twitter.
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    Rog Tallbloke Thru Hiker

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  7. dovidola

    dovidola Thru Hiker

    Done - that makes 4410
  8. edh

    edh Thru Hiker

    Futile with regard to Government; IMO....
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  10. Rmr

    Rmr Section Hiker

    And another done
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  14. Dave V

    Dave V Moderator Staff Member

    4904 Done
  15. Fred Wanderer

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  16. MonkeyBusiness

    MonkeyBusiness Summit Camper

    Done and shared
  17. Bazza

    Bazza Hiker

    Done 5498
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  19. Lempo

    Lempo Thru Hiker

    I think I was #1448 or something... anywho, surprisingly I received this in the mail just now. At least I got a reply... :D

    Thank you for getting back to me – my original letter was not meant as a means of canvasing support, just a sincere welcome to the area and some brief information about how the democracy works at a local level.

    Regarding the petition to extend the deadline to record historic footpaths & bridleways, I am certainly not in favour of any moves that will prevent people from enjoying the countryside – Covid has shown the importance of getting out to exercise.

    I’ve been contacted by a few constituents on this issue and sought more information - the Government does recognise local authorities have backlogs of applications to record rights of way and it is considering delaying the cut-off date until 2031.

    With Brexit and now Covid, DEFRA has probably not been able to concentrate fully on this issue but the petition you have signed, especially now that more than 10,000 have signed, will help to raise awareness and theGovernment is obliged to answer the points made in the petition.


    Yours sincerely,

    Derek Thomas

    MP for West Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly (St Ives)
  20. Rog Tallbloke

    Rog Tallbloke Thru Hiker

    @Lempo Good stuff. We should all write to our MPs about it, to raise awareness and get them onside.
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