Twelve of us braved the showers for the Saturday Trespass Walk II [August 7].
Thank you to the police for ‘keeping an eye’ on us – a motley crew of ‘trespassers’ – at the start of the walk [and at the end].
Richard told us at the start that the Private Land signs were “beyond nonsense” and “while Homes England can own, control, bully, confuse and manipulate, they cannot build on this beautiful ancient parish [including the Golf Club] because they have yet to secure planning permission from Horsham District Council”.
Jo told us she was discouraged to walk the area because of the ‘Private Land’ signs.
Ed questioned the legitimacy of the ‘Private Land’ signs.
The Friendly Dragon of Ifield Brook Meadows was not seen by the twelve two-legged animals, but the four-legged dogs did so [but ignored him as they were far too busy playing in the Brook and the Fields].
Clare believed the area at Rusper Road Playing Fields was once an ancient settlement, and evidence can be found of a Roman fireplace somewhere in and around Ifield Brook.
The walks will continue every Saturday until Homes England dismantle their ugly signs within this beautiful area.
Next Saturday’s walk [Aug 14] will be led by Crawley Community Award Winner David Moon – ‘Parish Insects’ [if dry] or ‘Parish Wild Flowers’ [if wet]. 11am from the Plough [return by 1pm].
THE ROUTE – ‘TRESPASS WALK II’