LLRA is currently appealing to the Planning Inspectorate to get official Right of Way protection for a specific route across Newt Hollow and Hobblers Hole in the Long Leys area of Lincoln (marked in yellow on map).
To strengthen the case, additional user statements are needed from current or former residents of the West End who used the path in the 1970-1993 period to get from the Hobblers Hole pond to the “Clay Pits” of Westcliffe Quarry. To meet appeal deadlines, user statements need to be prepared by Thursday 11 February.
If you used this path at least 4 times per year for at least one year during this period and think you can complete a user statement to help get Right of Way protection for this path, then please do get in touch at LLRA@long-leys.org. If you know any existing or former West End residents who may have used this path please do share this appeal with them in a COVID-19 safe way.
LLRA would also be keen to hear from anyone who used the path four or more times per year as a child at any time between 1930 and 1955. With lockdown restrictions it has been particularly difficult to contact older residents in their 70s, 80s or 90s who are not on social media. Again if you know anyone you think may be able to help, then please do share this with them in a COVID-19 safe way. We have a particular gap in user evidence between 1948-1955.
Thanks to everyone who has already submitted a user statement.