22nd August 2011
CREWKERNE: Council appeal to save reserve
CREWKERNE Town Council is appealing to local people to help them with an important land matter.
A property owner in East Street has made an application to the Land Registry claiming ownership of a parcel of land, which the council believes belongs to the town.The area in question is part of the Bincombe Beeches Nature Reserve.
The land shown on the plan shaded green on the map is at the foot of Bincombe Hill backing on to the gardens of properties on East Street. It is claimed that the land has been fenced-in and exclusively occupied as private property to the exclusion of the public since May 1987.
In order to challenge the claim Crewkerne Town Council requires evidence from members of the public who have used the area at any time since May 1987. Specifically the council hopes that walkers, volunteers, schoolchildren or naturalists may have walked or played in the area and crossed the land in question at any time in the past 24 years. The land, subject of the dispute, is immediately west of the BMX track and cyclists may therefore have recollection of the area and its use that might be helpful.
If you are able to assist the council with their evidence, please contact the town clerk on 01460 74001 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org
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