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Farmer trying to remove footpath

Reported via mobile in the Parks and Greenspace category anonymously at 15:11, Sun 14 November 2021

Sent to Bromley Council less than a minute later

FP230 runs across this large field. There used to be a sign post, half way along it, near the mast and gas distribution station. This appears to have been taken down. The field has always, previously, had the footpath clear cut across it, to dissuade walkers from trampling crops. This year, the farmer has ploughed the entire field. In conjunction with the loss of the public footpath sign, this episode seem to be a deliberate attempt to erase this ancient public footpath. Can you please ensure that this public right of way is reinstated ASAP. Thank you.

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  • Thank you for your report, this is now being investigated. Information on our services and the timeframes we aim to respond in can be found: http://www.bromley.gov.uk/ fixservices

    State changed to: In progress

    Posted by Bromley Council at 15:12, Sun 14 November 2021

  • Aerial shot clearly showing footpath marked across field that has been completly ploughed and planted this year. View from 'The Green', Leaves Green end of FP230, you can see that a walker, who was unfamiliar with this path, would have no idea that they have right of way, directly across that field, to the mast.

    Posted anonymously at 15:21, Sun 14 November 2021

  • We are continuing to investigate and working to resolve this report

    Posted by Bromley Council at 14:24, Mon 15 November 2021

  • Still no footpaths marked across these fields. This is an ancient footpath and the public have right of way. From leaves green, enter green field and walk diagonally, across the field, straight towards the radio mast.

    Posted anonymously at 14:50, Sun 19 December 2021
    Still open, via questionnaire

  • No update on this since the 15th November? Has the farmer been contacted?????

    Posted anonymously at 14:54, Sun 19 December 2021

  • No update on this since the 15th November? Has the farmer been contacted?????

    Posted anonymously at 14:54, Sun 19 December 2021

  • There has been no news, from Bromley, on this issue since the 15th of November! As you can see, the crops are growing and still no sign of this 'Bromley Council', registered and maintained footpath being reinstated!!!

    Posted anonymously at 09:38, Sunday 2 January 2022

  • Yes this farmer definitely wants to try to do away with this footpath. Please can this be looked into.

    Posted anonymously at 13:28, Tuesday 11 January 2022

  • Been like this too long.

    State changed to: Fixed

    Posted by Richard Parsons at 13:47, Tuesday 11 January 2022

  • Many thanks for bringing this to our attention and my apologises for the delay in replying, we are having difficulty finding out who farms the land to get them to reinstate the footpath, please be patient while our investigations continue. Kind regards, JPR - 14/01/2022

    State changed to: Investigating

    Posted by Bromley Council at 13:27, Friday 14 January 2022

  • Still open, via questionnaire, 21:26, Sunday

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