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by Clifford Pope
Thu Feb 11, 2010 2:45 pm
Forum: Fences
Topic: Neighbour has replaced fence between driveways with Wall
Replies: 11
Views: 1766

Stealing blocks is a criminal matter surely?
by Clifford Pope
Thu Feb 11, 2010 8:28 am
Forum: General Topics
Topic: whos responsible???
Replies: 7
Views: 1350

Re: whos responsible???

miffed1 wrote: they told her she had broken her ankle and torn some tendons she recently fell on it again while walking home (drunk) in heels.
You mean after being diagnosed with a broken ankle she walked on it drunk in high heels?
by Clifford Pope
Mon Feb 08, 2010 1:11 pm
Forum: Rights of Way
Topic: Firearms on a private RoW
Replies: 5
Views: 1083

Is this the countryside or lawless inner city sump estate?

What you describe is a perfectly normal rural occurence - what is the problem?
by Clifford Pope
Mon Feb 01, 2010 10:33 am
Forum: General Topics
Topic: A bit of a SORN subject.
Replies: 61
Views: 13902

You may think you have informed DVLA, but if the V5 never reaches them, or they lose it, you remain responsible for all the traffic offences committed by the new owner.
You need to check after a few weeks that the registration really has been changed.
by Clifford Pope
Wed Jan 20, 2010 1:09 pm
Forum: Boundaries
Topic: Service pipe cuts through my land
Replies: 42
Views: 7627

ukmicky wrote:
Why do you want it moved,its under the ground so shouldnt affect you.
It would if it burst. In the winter of 1964 pipes froze at 2'6" and there was much criticism of the sloppy British habit of not burying pipes deep enough.
by Clifford Pope
Wed Jan 13, 2010 5:28 pm
Forum: Rights of Way
Topic: Icy hill
Replies: 14
Views: 2237

Not all grit is salt grit. Ordinary fine road gravel works well on compacted snow, effective in remarkably small quantities. At about the concentration as in "spotted dick" pudding usually does the trick.
by Clifford Pope
Wed Jan 13, 2010 5:19 pm
Forum: Boundaries
Topic: neighbours use of my garden
Replies: 9
Views: 1711

The problem won't be the nice neighbour, it will be his successor who suddenly erects a fence one day when you are away and claims it as his.

He will point to the by then long-standing mesh fence, and use Google Earth to substantiate his claim.
by Clifford Pope
Wed Jan 13, 2010 5:07 pm
Forum: Trees
Topic: Tree overhanging highway cut back without notification !
Replies: 28
Views: 11837

I received notice from the local authority a few years back to cut my trees that were overhanging the highway (unclassified rural road). I was told there is a requirement for at least a 16 foot vertical height clearance taken at the edge of the highway (not carriageway). On other occasions the counc...
by Clifford Pope
Tue Dec 15, 2009 1:46 pm
Forum: General Topics
Topic: Antisocial farming neighbour
Replies: 4
Views: 1120

My understanding is that silage is made in totally airtight conditions, either in individual wrapped bales or in a large covered clamp or pit. In either case there is no smell. If you mean he is simply dumping unwanted silage in the open air then it will be creating concentrated leachate which will ...
by Clifford Pope
Mon Dec 14, 2009 8:42 am
Forum: Rights of Way
Topic: Rights of Way and Gates
Replies: 26
Views: 16429

There is a farm near us where the public road runs across the farmyard. There are gates at each side, normally left open, but the farmer closes them when moving cattle or sheep. Our own house was once a farm, and would have had the same situation, but the gates have long gone so presumably the right...
by Clifford Pope
Mon Nov 09, 2009 3:33 pm
Forum: Boundaries
Topic: Neighbour flails his hedge into my paddock
Replies: 4
Views: 1158

It's standard practice around us. Farmers, the county council, contractors all flail the hedges and shower thorns and spikes all over the place. The roads are strewn with debris for miles, and cyclists frequently get punctures. it's annoying, and doubtless illegal, but they all do it and we have to ...
by Clifford Pope
Mon Oct 19, 2009 12:53 pm
Forum: Elderly and Elder Law
Topic: Family disagreement re Care Home funding - advice needed
Replies: 32
Views: 29670

This from the Direct gov website:

"The weekly rate is £53.10. This is reduced by the amount of certain other benefits, including State Pension, that you receive. If you receive certain other benefits at £53.10 or more a week, Carer's Allowance cannot be paid to you as well."
by Clifford Pope
Tue Sep 08, 2009 9:28 am
Forum: Trees
Topic: Overhanging dangers.
Replies: 41
Views: 6171

The trees are 100 feet high now? How high were they when you bought your house?
by Clifford Pope
Fri Sep 04, 2009 2:31 pm
Forum: Animals
Topic: Neighbour shoots next doors dog dead
Replies: 15
Views: 8804

I'm often intrigued by this charge of causing "unnecessary suffering". Presumably that means that the prosecution has to prove: 1) that the dog did suffer 2) that its suffering was unneccessary. (2) perhaps we can agree - it was not the only way of achieving the desired result. But supposing he had ...
by Clifford Pope
Thu Aug 27, 2009 3:54 pm
Forum: Trees
Topic: Trees - canopy over country lane
Replies: 1
Views: 998

Trees - canopy over country lane

I own the land on both sides of a stretch of minor country lane passing our house, and both sides have either tall hedges or mature trees, as does the rest of the road for miles in each direction. The effect is of a shady arched tunnel. A few years ago I received a council notification to cut the he...