The Wheels of God

The wheels of God grind slow, they say, but they grind exceeding small. The image is that of a mill-stone, but it seems to apply equally well to rights of way officers. I recently received the following letter from the Enforcement and Access Officer of North Somerset Council, dated 28/05/2008:

Public footpath LA7/46

In 2006 you reported being chased along the restricted byway between Hill Farm and Oxlease Lane in Dundry.

I apologise for the length of time it has taken to address your complaint, however, I have only just joined North Somerset Council as their enforcement officer. I have discussed the problem of the doberman pincher with our Dog Warden and have carried out a site visit to assess the problem. The dog does not appear to be able to access the right of way any more, but if you do encounter any problems with the dog again, please do let me know.

With regards to the obstruction of the right of way by vegetation and locked gates, I am currently in the process of having them removed. Once this has been done, I will write again to let you know, however, if you have any queries in the meantime, please do not hesitate to contact me.

Yours sincerely

Graeme Stark

Enforcement and Access Officer

It is nice to know that these things are taken seriosly, but I would not be surprised to learn that the dog has died, or become too old to chase walkers by now!

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