AUGUST 12 2021 – “HOMES ENGLAND ARE BREAKING THE LAW WHEN PREVENTING ACCESS TO ANCIENT FIELD PATHS AND DESTROYING OLD HEDGEROWS, WILDLIFE HABITATS AND ANCIENT WOODLAND. BIODIVERSITY IS DECREASED BY THEIR CRIMINAL ACTIONS” – DAVID MOON – COMMUNITY AWARD WINNER

“HOMES ENGLAND ARE BREAKING THE LAW WHEN PREVENTING ACCESS TO ANCIENT FIELD PATHS AND DESTROYING OLD HEDGEROWS, WILDLIFE HABITATS AND ANCIENT WOODLAND. BIODIVERSITY IS DECREASED BY THEIR CRIMINAL ACTIONS” – DAVID MOON – COMMUNITY AWARD WINNER

 

Dear Editor

Twelve people braved the rain last Saturday for the Trespass Walk to Ifield Brook Meadows and St Margaret’s Parish Fields [‘Legal team should be honoured’/’Council was set up for failure’, Observer/WSCT Letters, Aug 4/5]

The police kept an eye on the motley crew of ‘trespassers’ at the start of the walk – and at the end.

It was stated on the walk that Homes England’s Private Land signs littering the countryside were “beyond nonsense”, and “while this government housing quango can own, control and bully, they cannot build on this ancient parish [including the golf club] because they have yet to secure planning permission from Horsham District Council” [‘Housing plan is delayed’/’Joy at delay to area’s Local Plan’, Observer/WSCT, Aug 4/5].

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 – 11am from the Plough in Ifield Village [return by 1pm].

All welcome – including dogs.

Richard W. Symonds

The Ifield Society

 

AUGUST 12 2021 – “NEXT ‘TRESPASS WALK’ PLANNED” – LETTERS – CRAWLEY OBSERVER [AUGUST 11] AND WEST SUSSEX COUNTY TIMES [AUGUST 12]

 

“The Death of Rural Ifield?” [or, “The Destruction of the ancient Parish of Ifield?] by David Moon