Thursday, 3 May 2012

River Lane Kissing Gate

Electric Fence Across the Public Right of Way

It has been more than a week and the ‘temporary fence’ on Petersham Meadows is still in place. This fence blocks the Public Right of Way from the kissing gate in River Lane to Buccleuch Gardens. This footpath has been in continuous use for many years and can be found on early maps of Surrey.

1868 Ordinance Survey Map of Surrey

For many people this is the most direct route from Petersham to Richmond and blocking this path is illegal. How long have you been using this path and has its closure impacted on you?

Satellite Image in High Summer with Electric Fence marked in Yellow

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