d cliff wrote:i know this subject has been discussed at great length in the past ,but as many local people may have noticed this historic public right of way has now been claimed as the private property of the 140 millon bankrupts of a company going by the name of nowtel ,the deeds of this property do not show these stairs as belonging too them or the reisidents of anchor brewhouse,as has been discussed in the past it is unclear as to the ownership of these stairs ,that being the situation, southwark council have decided to capitulate to the bully boy bankrupts and allow them to call this private land ,continuous use over 400 years means we the people of southwark have the right to use these stairs without asking their permission to open up these gates,i challenge them who deny us access to publish the documents which show they own this land . if they cannot, we should demand they take down their gates for which they have no planning permission and allow us the access, which has been ours for oveer 400 years.
d cliff wrote:john c i dont know how long you have lived here or been using these stairs,as i have for the past 11 years ,you seem to think that its ok for these people to put up signs and deny the public access,what utter rubbish about concern for safety ,take down the stupid signs and the filthy gates put things back as they were or take me and anyone else who obstucts these people from shutting these gates as i intend to do,to court ,i also i,d like to know what is your vested interest.southwark council have allowed these people to steal the original sign then ,i got it replaced only for it to be replaced again with one saying it is private land, it is not and they will not shut these gates, i will continue to access the river as and when i choose and you and the rest of the people who think we have to ask these people permission, can go and jump in the river ,in fact i think i will sleep there just to prove the point if its private land, let them arrest me and let a court decide if its private or not ,now thats a rant. as to nowtel and them providing internet services to anchor brewhouse managment ,that another load of rubbish,this whole issue is because they got burgled and dont want people walking through there without them having control.oh one other point pla are not reponsable for these stairs ,only up to the high water mark.if southwark council have seen the deeds, then let them publish them400 years of use makes this a right of way regardless.
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