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Save Aldingboure Rifes Footpaths Action Group

Newsletter 2 September 2021

Great news that Nick Gibb MP is backing up our cause and is sending a supportive email to West Sussex County Council. We are pleased to announce that some seventy completed path user evidence forms were safely delivered to West Sussex County Council by the first deadline of Friday, 3rd September. This deadline has been extended slightly, witness forms that you have used the paths or your friends or your family can still be sent to West Sussex County Legal Services address at the bottom of the newsletter.

Witness forms can be are available by email or Facebook message.

A great big thank you to everyone who has filled in these forms, and to those who continue to support this important cause.

We have support from support the Ramblers’ Association, West Sussex Local Access Forum, local schools, and local Parish Councils. The West Sussex Planning and Rights of Way Committee will consider a report later in the Autumn and hope that the Committee will realise that the public rights of way have been left off the definitive map, decide for them to be added and returned to us, so that we can walk to the downs if we want, joining up with other public rights of way.

We still need peoples photos going back as far as possible, and stories about you enjoy about the walks and the memories you have. Please email or message us with them, paths that cross the fields between Brooks Lane, Bognor Regis, and the Downview Road/Wroxham Way, Felpham area. One witness could see Woolworths in Bognor Regis on fire and black smoke from the paths. One family has many memories of flying kites, walking their dog, and their children reciting their books on their walk to school. All information is here or email us:

Address for signed witness forms and signed plans:

Georgia Hickland Legal Services Room 202 County Hall, Chichester, West Sussex, PO19 1RQ