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Objections strengthen after order published

the soldiers are gone but the tank tracks remain

2007 - April 12

18 months after the highway committee voted to divert our public right of way Durham County Council made a Public Path Diversion Order regarding Stainton Grove Footpath. (248)

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2007 - April 18

The order was posted at each end of the section which it is proposed to extinguish.  It was also published in the local press. (250)
2007 - May 18
When the closing date arrived Durham County Council had received letters of objection from residents, the community association and the parish council.  The matter will now be passed to the secretary of state and a public inquiry will be held. (251)



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This is the beginning of the section it is proposed to extinguish

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'There has not been any consultation with the people of Stainton Grove, which was promised by

Durham County Council' - a Teesdale District Councillor. (81) Darlington & Stockton Times, August 9 2002

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Our heritage is who we are today; we are the only ones who can protect it.

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The law locks up the man or woman,
Who steals the goose from off the common,
But leaves the greater villain loose,
Who steals the common from the goose.

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