Wednesday 18 April 2001
This man does nothing to
This man does nothing to improve the standing of landowners in the mind of the public-at-large. In spite of the court order against his company, I’m not surprised to see on today’s BBC local news that his company has failed to remove the obstacles that block the footpath that runs across his land.
I’m not a fan of the Ramblers Association (I don’t think a “right to roam” is a good idea), but in this instance I think their campaign is fully justified. Landowners and walkers can co-exist (look at Arundel Park as a good local example) – it’s a matter of cooperation and dialogue involving all the parties concerned.