More blocked paths

16 07 2010

For some time now I have been noticing that it isn’t as easy as it should be to get across the common for a number of reasons. Generally these come down to poor surfaces, encroachment by foliage and a lack of clear signage and maps at crucial points.

However, the motivation for this post is another issue, which is that a number of paths appear to be being deliberately blocked with branches for reasons I fail to understand.

For example:

Blocked path just inside Common boundary

Another blocked path just inside the common boundary

You can tell that the last one is just inside the boundary because the boundary marker for the common is clearly visible. I have removed branches from these paths on a number of occasions and they keep coming back! I can only assume that this is official policy.

I have already spoken about my issue with the blocking of the ‘police station path‘ so won’t go over that one again. I will however note that the reason given for blocking that one was ‘heath and safety’ but that I can see even less justification for blocking these paths for that reason.

Here is a map showing the location of the above blockages.

Map showing location of blockages

Clearly the blockages are of no great consequence as they stand, but they give a message that says ‘stay away’ rather than ‘come on in and enjoy the common’.

Funny old world.




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