LLRA is continuing with efforts to get the path across Newt Hollow and Hobblers Hole recognised as an official Right of Way. This path leads from an existing footpath over to Whitton’s Park (see map below). However, we have hit a snag in the historic evidence we require and are appealing for help from the Long Leys community.
If you used the Newt Hollow or Hobblers Hole sections of path, prior to 1993, then LLRA would appreciate you getting in touch with us at LLRA@long-leys.org. The sections are marked in yellow (Newt Hollow) and green (Hobblers Hole) on the map below. We do not need any evidence of use after 1993.
In addition if you can recall, prior to 1993, maybe going pond dipping as a child at the wooden staging at Newt Hollow Pond (marked with a yellow X) then also please get in touch.
To use as evidence, we would need to prepare a statement for you, which records the approximate number of times you used the path each year, whether the path access was ever blocked or whether you noticed others using the path at the same time.
If you know someone who may be able to help who is not likely to see this message please do pass it on to them.
Thanks to everyone for their help.
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Ian Waites says
Hello, I can’t provide any concrete evidence as such myself, but in 1987, I was involved in a one-year project, called the Lincoln City Wildlife Unit, that was started by the Lincolnshire Trust for Nature Conservation to assess the natural environment of the city. At the time, myself and a man called Chris Teasdale headed up the unit – we spent a lot of time there recording the flora and fauna. I remember both ponds, and later regretting that we couldn’t get the sites to be better managed – Hobblers Hole pond was getting overgrown by nettles and willow herb, and was drying up quite badly in the late 80s/early 90s. I’d imagine that the Lincs Wildlife Trust might still have the records from that time? It’s a long shot, but …