For the last twelve months or so someone has been determinedly blocking access to the Rye-Camber footpath, just opposite where the Harbour Master’s lane meets the Camber Road.
It’s been quite an effort! A fence was constructed and quantities of brush stacked up against the fence. But then, over time, walkers and runners opened up new gaps – and each of those has been subsequently stopped up. Last month, some branches were tied to the fence (see photo) to stop people climbing over.
It’s caused quite a nuisance – a rather dangerous nuisance – as walkers and runners seeking the safety of the footpath are forced 50m along the very busy, very narrow Camber Road to reach the the nearest gap.
So my questions are:
1. Who is doing this?
2. Why on earth are they doing it?
3. Is it even legal ? Who actually owns the narrow strip of land between the road and the footpath?
Image Credits: Stephen Axbey .