The following article will also feature in February's edition of the Lyminge Newsletter and has been reproduced here with the kind permission of the author, Mr Jim Parris.
Residents of Etchinghill will be aware that footpath access from Teddars Leas Road across the meadow to Lince Woods has recently been stopped following the installation of locked gates by the landowner and the lodging of an application under the 1980 Highways to stop public access.
I have submitted an application to Kent County Council for the installation of a Public Footpath across the meadow to the Lince Woods. I am currently collecting information on the previous usage of the current footpath, which I understand has been in use for over 20 years.
I would welcome statements from local residents who can confirm that this pathway has been in use for many years so that this evidence can be used to support the application.
Please contact me in writing to:
Jim Parris, Wingate, Teddars Leas Road, Etchinghill
or by email email@example.com
NB. AN APPLICATION HAS NOW BEEN MADE TO K.C.C. AND IS EXPECTED TO TAKE 2 YEARS TO BE CONSIDERED DUE TO THE LARGE NUMBER OF APPLICATIONS BEING SUBMITTED.
INFORMATION CORRECT MARCH 2014