Putting up fences blocking the footpath from North Street to Orlando Court has prompted applications to make this a public footpath.
North Street used to look like this (thanks to Google Maps and Google Earth for the photos)
But in December 2012 trees and bushes were cut back as I described in this post
Walton-on-the-Naze Residents Furious New Fences Block Footpath
and the result was
But last week, to prove you can never have enough fences, a new fence went up
Tony Strange has already made an application.
Pete Frost is collecting evidence forms for an application from North Street to Vicarage Lane. If you’ve not seen Pete’s excellent blog I suggest you take a look, especially at “FENCED OFF and CUT DOWN“. Pete is going to make an application from North Street to Vicarage Lane via Orlando Court.
When Frinton and Walton Town Council made the original application for footpath 48 the route applied for went from Mill Lane. You can read all the footpath 48 documents I have.
Although Pete is only going to apply for a footpath from North Street to Vicarage Lane others, including Rose Palmer (01255 677803), Mary Cook and myself are going to apply from North Street to Mill Lane, on the grounds that we have walked this. We may also apply for the footpath to go along the sea wall in Mill Lane to the quay at Halls Boatyards, where byway 45 used to run.
If you have walked all or part of this route, and would like to see it opened up again and made a public footpath you can help by filling in an evidence form.
You must also draw the route you’ve walked with a thin red pen. Here is a map you can use.
To establish a footpath it is necessary to demonstrate 20 years use. However it is not necessary, as I understand it, for each person to either
- used all of the route
- used their route for 20 years
It is just necessary to demonstrate the whole route has been used overall for 20 years.
If you would like to see the sea walls open to the public please help.